Thursday, 27 November 2014

What's that smell? It's fat burning.

Out early with Iain and Erika for a Manly Strength session. We were all a bit dazed it seems because we completely forgot the warm-up and went straight into the 30 minute 6 station set. As a result it all went by pretty quickly. Did 3 sets of some horrible abb exercises and then had a swim. The water is glorious.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Sweat is fat crying

Ran easy with the Warrior today. Legs felt heavy to start with but I was warming up after 40 minutes or so.  Ran over to Beare Park doing all the usual stairs and hills. Saw Jono doing his stairs as usual. He reckons Barts would be feeling nervous about their $1000 sub 32 10k bet.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

HuRTS 4x10 minutes

My lower back has been really sore since last Thursday so I have been taking it easy trying to get it right via stretching and some massage. Wasn't 100% today but thought a run may loosen me up and let me have a good stretch with warm muscles.

Unusually we started at the stone pillars on Art Gallery Rd so the return journey was going to be uphill into a stiff southerly.

Felt great running too fast with Stu Truman, Erika and her hubby Darren, Biggsy (happy 27th!), and a bunch of others.

reps went:

2.57k(3:53 pace), 2.5k in 10:11 (4:04), 2.53k (3:57), 2.53k in 10:25(4:07s) 10.13k in 40:36 at 4:00 average. Very happy with that. Felt strong all the way.

Good to see Burkey make an appearance

12.5k all up.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Redleaf again

35 degrees and a lazy day yesterday playing golf and surfing (38 points off 18 at The Lakes on a windy afternoon) meant I convinced myself it was a good idea to join PJ and Ness for a run to Redleaf pool. Ran around Darling Point on the way over but took the short run home. Had a quick tour of the Fairfax mansion which is right next door to Redleaf. I honestly couldn't see $100m there. A quick dip - missed the HuRTS guys somehow - and struggled all the way back; walking the stairs out of Rushcutters and the Golden Mile.

12k all up

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Bondi MLR

Birthday special with MC and SA Jonathan running to Bondi, having a swim and running back. Great day for it. Felt pretty good until Rushcutters on the way back. Cut down the stairs on the way home for 18.2k in 1:30

19.5k all up.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Stair Master

Went and did Warrior to have an easier session, but it turned out to be the hardest in recent memory.

After the usual abb set we ran down to the Cahill Expressway and ran all the way up to the Bridge stairs where we did 5 sets all the way from Cumberland St back up to the expressway. We then ran down to the Cumberland St stairs for 5 sets then back to the Bridge stairs for 4 sets, 4 Cumberland, 3 Bridge, 3 Cumberland and finish at the bus stop. - 24 sets of stairs was bloody hard. I did feel pretty strong the entire way and finished well ahead of everyone else including Glenn Bartram.

Banged out 30 declines, 30 dips, 30 inclines before doing the loop down to CQ and 3 sets of those stairs. A 3 minute squat hold (ouch) and a run down to the tombstones for 3 sets of the hill.

Beautiful summer day with a light breeze.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Ad News Challenge

Caught up early with PJ, Jesse and the Warrior for the Ad News Challenge. It is a charity event consisting of a kayak, run, swim and obstacle course. I did the run which went from Clifton Gardens, around past Taylor's Bay and all the way around Bradley's Head. In our wave we went head to head with a team from the First 8 at Grammar School. Warrior did the kayak section and was only a short distance behind after the 3k paddle. I was chasing on the run pretty much the entire way. The kid had 100m on me and held that lead the entire way. The run was bloody hard with long sets of stairs and all bush trail. I came in just behind this kid after 6k of thrashing myself and handed over to Jesse. Half way around the 700m swim Jesse cought the Grammar swimmer and sat on his heals until about 150 to go when he took the lead. The kid was strong though and he and Jesse swam stroke for stroke to the beach. The kid had the inside running up to the next transition and they got a small lead early in the obstacle course which consisted of two loops of 800m of obstacles. Patrick drew level early but the kids got a gap on a crawling aparatus and was not headed until the end.

The Moe Bros (Old Guys)

Finish of Run

I was worked

Jesse on the Chase

PJ trying to bridge the gap

It was a great competition and the closeness of our race meant we were the two fastest teams in the entire event - beating the Warrior Young Guys (we being the old guys) who were in an earlier wave. Will, Tophe, Luke and Luke were unlucky as Will's kayak sank and he had to swim 200m to the beach.

8k all up.