Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bushfires and Ultrarunning dont mix

after bogong-hotham got cancelled because of bushfires i figured i wasnt anywhere near as bad off than the poor buggers that lost their houses; or the burnt wildlife for that matter.
but then the australian alpine 100 miler got cancelled and i started to be a little more self-centred.
when i heard that there were fires at cradle this week i have to admit i thought of chucking it in all together and putting my feet up for the summer.
have heard today that the overland track (cradle) is open again, and i have thought about spending my planned time off at the end of march (for AAUM100) to do a great north walk (GNW) fastpacking thingy so me and running are friends again :)

was a bit angry yesterday so decided to crank out a quick 13.8km on my usual kangaroo point to regatta route.
thought i would use my temper to go sub65 which i hadnt for several months.
first split was on pb at 15.20 (61.20 pace) but with the weather still about
27 degrees at the start i didnt think i could hold that.
went 16.00, 16.10 and 16.00 to cruise in in 63.30.
hardly broke a sweat ;)
think i need to do that every few months just to reassure myself i can run 4.30ish minute kms when i want to.

longish bush run tomorrow

monday - massage
tuesday - 30min stat bike (easy)
wednesday - 6-7km paddle, 10km hilly
thursday - nothing
friday - nothing
saturday - 14km flat 63.30
sunday - 30min stat bike (medium)

cradle in 2 weeks.


Blogger Tesso said...

Nice work on the run Bro.

So what's this paddling caper???

7:56 PM  
Blogger undercover brother said...

riverlife on the brissie river.
$25 for 90mins.
good fun.
trying to keep up the skills if i ever want to do an adventure race again!
i'll invite u next time :)

8:02 PM  
Blogger 2P said...

I've heard of "cross training" but "anger training"? *tish boom*

Glad you and running are friends again - the GNW fastpacking thingee sounds like an interesting recce.

Hope overland remains open.

10:27 AM  

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