"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

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Great run this morning

Plan to meet up with Simon worked perfectly. Left home around 6am and met him at Burswood around 6.15am. Ran the long bridges via far side of Windan, East Perth inlet and new Narrows and back to Burswood then past his office before I ran back home. All up (after checking on Map My Run), 24.55km in 1 hour 52 minutes (4.33 per km). Last 4km on my own was at a warmdown pace (with one drink break) so reckon the approx 18km we ran together was at 4.15-4.20 pace.

Was definitely the time to be running when the temp is predicted to hit 40 today.

Very enjoyable but challenging run for me. Managed to a maintain conversation all the way and hope I held my end up. Simon is certainly an excellent runner and it is great that he is getting back to top form after some injuries over the years.

A bit quicker than I have been running over that distance on a medium long run but think that I managed it pretty well. Gives me a bit of confidence for the Matilda Bay run on Sunday where baring any "unknown unknowns" or other set backs, I should be able to give my PB a good shake.


Simon Elliott said...

Hey - you'll PB on your ear and, if not, a PB would only be a taper away.

You'll be pleased to hear that we sat on 4'10/km for most of this morning's run. My distance was conveniently 20.01km!

Great running with you - I look forward to the next installment.

Biscuitman said...

Hope you're right! Guess I will know more after Sunday.

4.10/km is good for me - about 5 secs/km faster than my marathon pace so think I will get good benefit out of that run and look forward to the next one.

I'll send you an email.