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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Very Busy Update

I've been very busy with work and study. Evidence of this is the fact that I started this post 2 days ago, and have only just got around to finishing it. Sorry if I haven't been keeping up with everyone's blogs or returning comments.

I've been running about 45-50km over the last couple of weeks, had a couple of good long runs and a good speed session. I've started working at SARDI 3 days a week while I continue my PhD. SARDI is in a location that just isn't very easy to get to via public transport, so I'm going to pull the bike out and start getting around on that a bit more. Should save money on bus tickets too.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Not a long run

But a nice brisk 12.5 km in around 57 minutes instead. I ran out of time to go for a long run so I kept it shorter and picked the pace up a bit. It was an interesting run too. I ran up to the foothills above Belair Road near Clapham. There are some really nice houses up there and some really "interesting" ones too. Earlier in the day I went for an 8 km walk with my wife and the kids (in the pusher). Not sure what made more sorer! I don't normally include walks in my mileage total, but with the fast pace that my wife walks, maybe I should.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Run it out

My knee was quite sore for a while, but I seem to have run it out. I only had a few days off over xmas, and it was still sore after that. Since then I've run a fair bit including my 27km new year's eve run, but it has only got better. I guess sometimes you've just got to dig deep and keep running through the discomfort. I did also adjust my orthotics slightly and bought new shoes so that might have helped. Today I went for a sharp 9km run around North Adelaide in 40.22 (Bayden, I hope you don't come back too unfit) and my knee felt great. We'll see how the knee feels after my long run tomorrow. The new shoes and shorts are excellent.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Dogs

Got new shoes yesterday. I've switched to the Riders because the Mustangs aren't widely available anymore, plus they seemed to be wearing out a bit too quickly. They shall go into my running diary as Mizuno 6 or M6 for short. They aren't entirely red, but they do have red on them, which can only be a good thing. I also got a great pair of Nike Dri-fit shorts for $10 out of the sale bin. They didn't have a price tag and they had a mark on them, so I made an offer. Bargain! I ran into uni this morning wearing both of the new purchases and I'm pleased to say that they were both excellent.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Marino Panorama

This is a panorama I threw together from a whole pile of photos I took during my long run on the weekend. It is taken from a bench in front of the Marino lighthouse. I just twisted around and took about 15 photos. The resolution isn't so good because a) it was on my Sony Ericsson k608i mobile phone, b) I had to save as a lower res for blogger to accept it, and c) I'm not much of a photographer anyway. I think it turned out quite well nevertheless. I'm thinking of making it my new header. Click on the photo to see it larger.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Kilometres Run
Mar32872 (sick)79 (injured)156.5
Apr249.522638.5 (injured)286
June312.578 (sick)124.5269
July50 (sick)22560 (Injured/sick)211
Sep32390 (sick)133-
Oct120 (sick)260214.5-

Blue = Km for Tibet