Ran the 11-12km into SARRC this morning then over 18km out to Northgate and back. Probably a total of 30 km which is more than I had planned, but running to SARRC is the easiest way to get there without taking the car. It was so humid this morning, I sweated buckets. Someone asked if my Camelback had burst again! After cooling down and having breakfast, I discovered that I had some nasty chafing, ouch! Went into uni and did a bit of work. Legs are pretty sore now. Should have stretched more. On the bus now (sweating more!) emailing this entry from my phone to the blog.
Friday, January 27, 2006
Ran the hardest I've run for quite some time. First lap was 14:20 and second was 15:27 but my average HR was 175 in the first lap and 187(!!!) in the second, so I think the heat might have been getting to me in the latter half. I definitely felt overheated by the end, and needed some ice on the noggin to cool down, but recovered fine. Feeling a little sore but not too bad today. May run home as a recovery run.
The pace for this race was a little slower than my PB from last year's Glenelg Classic 10km, so I still have a bit of work to do if I want to get that PB under 36 min (plus pray for a cooler morning for the race).
Re: Red shoes. If I had enough money, I would love to get a pair of these asics flats.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
This seems to be a work in progress, I keep remembering things and making changes. Sorry Blogliners.
Four Jobs You've Had in Your Life:
- Wine shop assistant
- Fisheries biologist
Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over:
- Any of star wars episodes 4-6
- Happy Gilmore
- The Deer Hunter
- Forest Gump
Four Places You've Lived:
- Brukunga (see if you can find it)
- Mt Barker SA
- Ascot Park
TV Shows You Love to Watch:
- Enough Rope
- Little Britain
- Kath and Kim
- We can be heroes
Four Places You've Been on Vacation:
Four Websites You Visit Daily:
Four of Your Favorite Foods:
- Cibo Gelati
- Stinky cheese (stilton, blue vein, shropshire, blue brie etc)
Places You'd Rather Be:
- Running in the hills
- Running on the beach
- Barossa Valley (drinking wine)
Four Albums You Can't Live Without:
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Best of (just for "the ship song")
- Daft Punk - Discovery
- George - Polyserena
- The Magnetic Fields - 69 love songs
Four Random Things About You:
- I have odd hair growth: Eg, hairy legs but bare chest and back; I grow a beard and all I get is a goatee, no cheek hair.
- I'm vegetarian.
- I'm a skeptic.
- I like red shoes.
Here are my current ones.
Monday, January 23, 2006
You Are an Espresso
At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung
You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping
Your caffeine addiction level: high
Actually, I drink double shot capuccino mostly, except when I'm out running when I usually get a double macchiato.
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Here's a photo I told Tesso I'd put up. This guy in my office really loves V.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
Hopefully tomorrow morning I can do some 400m repeats.
I'm working on a 4 things about me list that I hope to publish in the next few days.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Got an email newsletter about the 2006 Southern Charity Challenge which is the event that I went in last year with RunCarly. I think this year we might go separately in the half marathon instead of walking the 60 km together. We just won't have time to get out on any long walks this year. Anyway, at the bottom of the newsletter was this quote which I thought was quite inspirational.
"No one in the world can change truth. What we can and should do is seek truth and serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is within. Beyond the armies of occupation and of the extermination camps, two irreconcilable armies lie in the depth of every soul. And of what use are the victories of the battlefield if we are defeated in our innermost selves?"Maximilian Kolbe, The Real Conflict
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I ended up reaching 2116 km for the year with my Saturday long run of 20-ish km pushing me over the 2100. Regarding the long run. I bought a new pair of Spalding running shorts last week from Target and made the huge mistake of testing them out on my long run. I'm not sure if it was the shorts or the extremely hot weather, but I ended up with very bad chafing. It made me walk bowlegged for the next 24 hours - quite appropriate given that we went to a cowboy themed new years eve party. I'll have to see if they are any better at shorter distances or better weather conditions
RunCarly has started back with WW after missing a month or so. Her loss hasn't been much yet, but she is putting in some good miles walking and running and I have to say that she is starting to look a lot fitter (and hotter!!). Must be the increased muscle tone replacing the loss in bodyfat.
I have a question from any of the runners out there. RunCarly wears out her shoes almost exclusively on the ball of her foot. She currently has Brooks Radius, which she finds quite comfortable, but she has almost worn through to the sockliner while the heal is still pristine! Does anyone know of a neutral running shoe that has a very durable forefoot? My mizuno mustangs have a reasonably durable forefoot, but I was thinking maybe something like the Brooks Adrenalin ASRs (actually stability trail running shoes) because of their more solid soles. Any ideas?