Wednesday, June 14, 2006

mt coot-tha is a pissweak little hill

well its not really. did the mt coot-tha run on monday (public holiday).
its a 9.6km (race website says 9.4km!!) road loop with approx 250m up/down.
previous (soft) pb was 46' and was hoping to go sub 44.
usually run the trails there and it feels like home.
the good thing about going up first is that i actually need to work hard at the start of a run which i rarely do.
the bad thing of course is that everyone overtakes me on the flat/downs.
got up the hill in 16.30 which i figured was on sub44 pace.
was only passed by 3 on the way across and down the mountain which is pretty good for me.
came 12th out of ?35 or so in 43.28.
a really wide range of finish times.
the winner did a (record) 32.51.
shit that is quick.
there was some guy wearing moroccan colored shorts who was rumoured to have a 2.14 marathon to his name.
even if it was BS is was a nice story.
had a bit of plantar fascia trouble in the left foot for a few days before so will bludge this week (and remove the left orthotic) and things should be sorted out promptly.

to finish off the training week from before...
thursday: massage and 30min stationary bike (hard)
friday: nothing
saturday: 30min stat bike (really damn hard)
sunday: 12km jog with whippet at gold coast 100km
monday: cootha
did a fair bit of sweating on the bike this week - mainly to build the quads and get something anaerobic going for cootha.

was good to travel down to gc100 and see everyone.
huge effort from rob ware to win and claim selection in the aussie team.
team mellum member whippet struggled a tad but toughed it out for a strong finish.
good to see RMC finish 90 seconds under the 12 hour cuttoff.
have to admit i'd have a go at this event one day if i didn't think i'd run out of time on the last lap and be DNFd.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tesso said...

Nice PB for the Coot-tha run Bro. One of my mates did the race recently and took her dog around with her. She claimed the title 'Bitch Of The Mountain' ... for the dog :-)

Must've just missed you at the GC100.

11:10 PM  
Blogger undercover brother said...

thanks tess.
and yes i have been hiding my blog from u :)
was at gc100 a little late.
hope u enjoyed the PCRG thing.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Tesso said...

You can run but you can't hide :-)

9:38 AM  
Blogger tim. said...

hey I saw an add for a product where you can detox thru your feet. maybe that will help with the PF.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Spud said...

Just what were you saying to Whippet on those two laps then? ;-)

11:01 AM  

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