Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Corporate Cup and stairs

Ran well at CC for a change and recorded a PB of 24:10. I was feeling fresh and ran strong the whole way. Felt I was conservative on the hills but pushed the flats and downhills well. Delayed crossing the timing mat for 50 seconds so as not to blow my handicap up.

Afterwards joined the Warrior for a loop of the art gallery followed by a set of the butler stairs, 2 sets of the cliff stairs and 3 sets of the PP stairs. Chuck in 150 push-ups and dips and a couple of other run loops and I was happy to sneak home early after a solid 90 mins.

Monday, 25 May 2015

HuRTS Monday

Feels like ages since I have done a Monday run and I hardly knew anyone. Just about everyone I knew ran off in splinter groups. At last count there was 5 splinter groups all running their own pace.

I ran in the first group which had about 8 of us including BW, Pete (red shirt guy) and JW.

Pace was solid 14k @ 4:32 - 1:03. The run around the Opera House was closed so it was a bit short.

Sunday filler

Surf is up so running hard to fit in. Found 45 mins before Alec's boardriders final to run down the beach to Shelly and then do a loop of North Head. Ran hard from the Fairfax walk to record some sub 4min Ks and completed 9K in 44 mins.

2 hours in some huge surf afterwards

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Cremorne Point

ITB wasn't happy after Monday and I was under the weather the last couple of days.

Today Damo and I took advantage of the sun and did the Friday run today.

12.4k in 1:06

Monday, 18 May 2015


Hit my glutes and ITB pretty hard yesterday and my leg felt okay especially after a Voltaren. Decided to risk an easy session at Warrior to work out the lactic acid and bitter disappointment of yesterday.

Mostly stairs around the power station and apartment block and not much running so it suited me well. Started to feel pretty strong halfway through and put in a couple of good efforts.

Still cranky though.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

SMH Half - DNF

13k tempo run at half marathon pace. Went trough 10k in 40:55, Half Way in 43:17 and finished 13k in 53:12. ITB flared up again which was disappointing. Very preventable condition that requires just a bit of effort. Poor preparation. I was running with Birchy (88:22) and Bruce Tomlinson (87) so I was right on track but just let myself down.

15.5k with a 2.5k cooldown.

Highlight of the morning was coffee and Mafia Eggs with Burkey, Tom and Justin (who all ran very well) at the Cartel.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

HuRTS 6x400m

Last little hit-out before Sunday's half. Saw Tucks while waiting at the Art Gallery, he is looking strong and I just hope this is his year. Best field ever probably so it will be tough to win. He says there are a heap of Japanese that no one knows, so the depth may even be greater. May have to run close to 9 hours to win this year.

Good conditions for running today. Cool, slight breeze and sunny. Felt good during the set and was very happy with my splits.

79,78, 77, 76, 77, 73

Was only going to do 5 but then was feeling so good I jumped in for the last one. That 73 was 2:54 pace.

Jogged back with Burkey and Mr Ace who dropped the bombshell that he is moving to Vancouver permanently in July. He even has a job already.

8k all up with jog over and back.