"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do." - Allan Sillitoe

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Not much good at calculating distance

Went out with Simon this morning. Ran our loop in a different direction as I wanted to do around 18.5 and he wanted to do about 14. For some reason, I worked out in my head that I would be running too far if I carried on and did an East Perth/Burswood loop and didn't take into account that I wasn't doubling up the run down to the river and back (if this doesn't make sense, no wonder I couldn't get my head around it while running).

So in the end, met Simon at Burswood, turned around and ran back on South Perth side, over new Narrows, City side, Causeway and then home. By my calculations about 16.2km in 1 hour 11 minutes (4.22/km pace). Despite our plan to run a bit slower, I think we ran close to our normal 4.15/km pace. My warm up 3km was relatively gentle, but I came back from the Causeway fairly quick, as a guy running in front of me threw down the gauntlet (and took the short option around Swan River Trust building!!). A very nice run really early in the morning. Out of the house at 5.59am and looking forward to the end of daylight saving. I think I will vote for it in the hope that it gets up and down the track we knock off the month of March.

Ran in the Ohana Racers again this morning and am loving them. Just a bit disappointed I didn't run for longer. Scheduled for a recovery run tomorrow but after missing out on some mileage today, I might do an easy 12.5 or at least a bit longer instead.

1 comment:

Simon Elliott said...

Hey, we were running slower than usual - over 10 sec/km slower than last week!

(btw - I thought I was hanging on to you)