Sunday, June 18, 2006


13.8km - 61.21
a pb for my standard 13.8km training run doesn't sounds like much but when you havent run a timed 10km run for 20yrs and have only raced a HM once you take every pb you can get.
start is at kangaroo point (thornton st ferry) and is an out/back with the turn at the tap just before regatta hotel/ferry terminal.
i do this run at least once a week and the pb has stood since 2002 (pre-glasshouse 100 miler) when i was doing 120km/wk plus on big weeks and that was 62.30.
have had a concerted crack at it a few times last year (when not terribly fit) and a few the 2yrs before when fitter so am pretty damn pleased with myself.
was planning to go out in 15.30-16 for 1/4 way and see how i felt but found myself there at 15.15 and felt good so cracked on.
splits were 15.15/15.25/15.20/15.20 and probably could have gone a bit faster in the last few kms but was smiling too much.
was trying to do a quick one pre gold coast half to see how i was going and will be upset if i dont go sub 95 there.
but realistically my higher priority is the kathmandu adventure race the following weekend (my first one!) so i need to stay fit & healthy for that one.
have had a busy week at work and buying and investment property so running has definately been a low priority this week.

weekly summary...
(monday - cootha 9.5km)
tuesday - nothing
wednesday - nothing
thursday - 13.8km [did a (non glasshouse) training run in the morning for the first time in about 5 years!] plus massage.
friday - nothing
saturday - nothing
sunday - 13.8km pb

plantar fascia has settled thanks to a PAINFUL massage.
need to hop back on the bike next week.


Blogger Jen_runs said...

Cool Bro - well done. I didn't think you ultra types got out of bed for anything less than 80kms...


8:45 PM  
Blogger Iron Pete said...

Go the PB!

Well done UCB. Four weeks till I can start looking for you on the path. Enjoy the adventure race.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Iron Pete said...

Oh yeah, does that mean that you live around Kangaroo point somewhere? I am a new farmer, so I will keep my eyes peeled on my return from injury.

9:44 PM  
Blogger undercover brother said...

gee u guys r quick!
thanks for the comments!
better check out all the blogs.
pete i live in balmoral.
(and if the pest inspection goes ok tomorrow ruth and i will have another place at seven hills)
used to live at kp and so my fascination with starting there.
usually drive there.
occasionally run to there.
hope the knee is feeling better mate.
jen i usually get out of bed each and every day no matter how far im running ;)

10:08 PM  
Blogger Tesso said...

Sub 95 at the GC. Gees, wish I was fit. I would've used you as a wind break :-)

11:14 PM  
Blogger Whippet Man said...

Now that's funny, posting comments on your own blog!

12:01 PM  

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