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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Twilight race - 2nd!

On a spur of the moment decision, I went in the SARRC twilight race 3 last night. It was two 4.5km laps of the Torrens lake. I thought it might be good to try and run at the pace that I want to do for the 10km race on the 26th, which would be about 32:15 for the 9 km. I went out hard as usual, got dropped early by the guy who won and dropped the guy who came third on a small hill on the way down to the weir. First lap was 16:29 (Ave HR 171), and although I tried to keep the pace up, the second lap was 17:15 (Ave HR 179). Final official time of 33:45, between the winner in 32:08 and third place 34:05. The pace was a bit less than what I wanted, but I couldn't have gone much faster and I'm pleased with the result which is the highest place I've ever got in any individual race. Hopefully the conditions will be more suited to a good time at Glenelg. My legs - in particular my calves - felt quite tight and heavy, so hopefully with a bit of a mini-taper next week, I'll be nice and fresh for the race.

6 comments:

go girl said...

Hey, congratulations on the 2nd placing Dave! That's great. Good luck for the next race.
GG

Tesso said...

Woohoo, a podium finish. Congrats Dave! You really got away from that guy who came third.

Soooo, did you get any bling for your great effort?

R2B said...

Congratulations Dave and good luck for Glenelg!

Sekhmet said...

Yay - good one Dave, that's a great result :)

Curly Su said...

awesome job...i'm sure the rest week will get you ready to 'go' for your 10k!

Susan said...

Congrats Dave - yeah, I wanna know about the bling too . . .