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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Running hiatus

It's been a while since I've contributed to the blog, so I thought I'd update everyone (if anyone is still reading) about what I've been up to.

Basically, I haven't been doing much running. After the marathon I took a couple of weeks to recover, plus did some paving around the house which really messed with my recovery. On top of that, I bought a new mountain bike which I have ridden just about every day for the last month. I didn't run in the City to Bay because my time would have been aweful.

The upshot of all this is that my running isn't going so well at the moment. A sign of this is my corporate cup times. I didn't do the run directly after the marathon (I could barely walk, let alne run). The next run was in 26:53, over 10 seconds slower than my previous time, and yesterday I ran it in 26:53 again. This comes as no surprise given that I have only run 5 times since the marathon. However, I did finally get out for a long run on Sunday (boy did that hurt!) and I am running to work today, so I feel like I have turned the corner from my running slump. Hopefully I can build up some good form for the Black Hill Challenge in November.

Lastly, here is a photo from the Adelaide marathon photographers Epsom Road Studios. This is me pumping my fist at the end of the marathon when I realised that I was going to make it under 3 hours.