"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

Saturday, June 13, 2009

"75% of your body's energy goes towards generating heat"

Well, so said the tip on my marathon countdown. Certainly didn't leave much energy for anything else this morning. It was more than a bit chilly and I'll be interested to see the weather tonight to find out how cold it actually was.

Ran down to meet Simon at Burswood. Crossed wires meant that I was down there at 7.15am but he didn't get there until 7.30am so time to have a bit of a stretch and try and keep warm. From there we did the loop out to Garrett Road Bridge via Ascot and then back through Maylands and East Perth. All up this is 26.89kms for me and it took around 1 hour 53mins. So average pace 4.12/km but I think (know) we were going a bit harder than that at times and I certainly pushed on after we went our separate ways. Even when we were pushing on I found this quite comfortable and I think running with someone is a big part of that. It is so much harder to maintain your pace when running alone whereas when running with someone else, you can still lose your concentration but not drop off the pace (as long as the other person is on top of things).

4.12/km is faster than my Boston marathon pace and is a good indicator that if I get my training right and stay injury free I should have a good race at Rottnest.

This run followed a really easy recovery run for me yesterday. Ran the first 15 minutes with Rox at her pace before continuing on to the Narrows and then return. Average heart rate 123 which is getting towards being a bit too easy, even for a recovery run.

IAAF Golden League meet in Berlin is on tomorrow night. Not sure when it will be on tv though so will have to keep an eye out.


DC64 said...

Keep this up and you'll absolutely crush Rottnest.

Clown said...

Very impressive running, agree with Sugar, keep this up and another pb is on the way.