Saturday, August 11, 2007

Looooong run

Saturday Total: 31.2k
Week total: 82.9k
Month total: 126.6k
Year total: 1,509.1k

Time: 3hr 04.32min
Av pace: 5.54min/km
Av Temp: 14.3*c (8.08am)
Rel. Humidity Av: 47.3%
Wind Spd Avg: 33.3kph (WNW)
Started with: About a girl - Nirvana
Finished with: The angry mob - Kaiser Chiefs

This morning Two Fruits and I ran parts of the Campbell Park offices course, Majura Vets handicap course, Two Peaks course, and Bush Capital marathon course, thankfully avoiding Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie. I know I have to eventually tackle the hills but just not yet! Even today, in the last 6km or so, the little hills (no exaggeration, they were little) were looming up ahead.

I felt fine for about the first 25km but struggled a bit over the last 6km, but I didn't walk. The wind wasn't helping either, especially in the last few kms when it seemed hellbent on making running really difficult.

It always helps to run long runs with company. You can at least then share the pain, even if the other person doesn't seem to be suffering! Generally in the latter stages of a long run my conversational skills take a nosedive as I operate on autopilot so my responses are usually confined to one syllable.

Last week I ran a total of 70.2km for the week. This week the total is 82.9km. Last week's long run was 27.1km; today it was 31.2km.

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Things I think about when running........
Gelato from Dolce Vita gelateria, Cortona

Cappuccino from Caffe San'Eustachio - best in Rome

5 comments:

Ewen said...

About a girl - must get a copy of that.

How thoughtful of Two Fruits to avoid Majura and Ainslie - he must have been biting his lip.

Nice looking cappucinos.

iliketoast said...

Come As You Are to Noosa, Nevermind that Katy won't be there. I checked my lists and can't believe I didn't have About A Girl.

With those K's you can do the half next week.

Anonymous said...

Hi CJ

Well done on the those longer runs - I haven't run over 20 kms for a while now and am feeling underdone for the Half coming up. Any chance you're running the ACTVAC Half this year? Kim and I are having a run - it'll be Kim's first HM.

Are you training for the Brindabella Classic or the Bull's Head?

Liza.

Tesso said...

Great 32k CJ. If you can hang in with Two Fruits on a long run you are doing very well!


PS Now I feel like gelato :-)

IHateToast said...

you shouldn't end a post with phood photos. now i don't remember what you said. humidity ... little hills ... sumpin sumpin sumpin

gelatoooooh

and a

cappuccinoooooh

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