Monday, 31 August 2015
Met Burkey early afternoon for another crack at Spit to Manly. I only had an hour so we ran as far as Castle Rock before taking the huge stairs up to Balgowlah Heights and then back via Fairlight shops. My fitness is rubbish and I was wreaked. 11.5k in 70 minutes is a good indication as to how technical/hilly it was. Fantastic day for such a scenic run.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Legs were sore after a few strength exercises yesterday so I plodded up the hill to the start. Met a new guy John who looks about my vintage. Straight into a very long warm up starting at the Art Gallery and running down the power station stairs and around the wharf to the PP stairs. 25 pushups, 3 sets of singles, run to cliff top, 20 pushups, 3 sets of singles, run to butler 15 pushups, 3 sets of singles run to cliff, 10 pushups 3 sets, run to PP stairs, 5 pushups, 5 sets of singles finish at the wall of death. Finished 4th overall but 3rd amongst those who were doing it properly (maybe even 2nd) By the end of that it was 1:17 so we did 50 dips and 50 decline pushups and ran around the block before I plodded home.
1 minute on 30 seconds off for 45 mins sounded too hard. Forgot my watch which made it impossible. Ran with Tom (injured) and Erika (tired) and a steady pace. Tom pulled out at CQ (which wasn't a good sign) and Erika and I continued on until surprisingly the Bridge (5.2k). Turned and picked up the pace a bit with Sonja but she dropped my by CQ. Continued on my own contemplating dropping for the next 4 k until it just became easier to finish. Finished right on 45 mins which was not too bad considering my fitness. Jono pushed me to do the warm-down but I couldn't manage it. Managed some token strength work instead. 10.4k in 45 mins 12.8k all up.
Monday, 24 August 2015
Out with Hoey, Sam and Sir Michael Conway (knighted post his HuRTS retirement for outstanding service to athletics) for a easy 11k which included the newly opened Barangaroo parkland section. Very flat and pulled out at the Opera House to save the legs a bit. Felt a bit tight after only 8k. Weather opened up which was great fun. Belting down rain is my favourite running condition. 11k in 56 mins
Friday, 21 August 2015
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Ran harder than I thought I would. Felt reasonably strong and rolled around in 26:03 which is not good but not bad either. Felt pretty buggered afterwards but did a few dips and pull-ups on the monkey bars. Managed to play tennis in the evening. Celebrity appearance by Scotty who combined well with Andrew and we shared a set each 6-4 1-6