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Monday, May 28, 2007

Great half, at a cost

So I've been gone for a while, sorry about that.

Yesterday I ran the Barossa Half marathon in 1:23:15, around 20 sec better than the last time I ran in the Barossa half in 2004, but not a PB for the half. I think that is a pretty good time though, because my PB was set on the "downhill" Greenbelt course. I wetn pretty much all out, and had nothing left in the tank at the end. My legs are pretty sore today. The top of my foot is a little sore, which I think is because of a combination of heavy training and aging shoes . I also went into the race feeling slightly sick, and now today I've come down with a bad sore throat and other nasty symptoms. I guess that's what you get for not listening to your body. The good news is that my calf/achilles feels fine, no soreness or weakness either during or after the event, so I think it is nearly back to normal (after 14 or more months).

Even more amazing is the time that Carly got. Last year she ran a half in 2:23. Yesterday she ran it in 1:51, a 32 minute improvement! She has really worked hard on her running and weight this year, and it has certainly paid off.


Tesso said...

Good to see you are still with us :-)

Well done on the half, that's a pretty zippy time.

And congrats to Carly too. Wow, that is amazing - over 1 minute per km faster! Sounds like she's got the running bug.

And speaking of bugs, get well soon.

Ewen said...

1:51 is fantastic! Go Carly! Alright Dave, you were OK, but, you're a good runner. Glad to hear you're out of the injury quagmire.

P.S. I like 7.5k 8k courses almost as much as 9k 10k courses (the ones you get in triathlons).

Bay said...

Don't worry Dave, my sore throat only lasted 2 days - then it progressed to sinus trouble!

I'm sure that your half time will keep you happy through the illness...