"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

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Medium long run (with some speed thrown in)

I did the medium long run I had scheduled although my 5km acceleration section was a bit short.

All up the run was 25.09km (as per Map My Run). I added an out and back leg to Bardon Park in Maylands to my long bridges plus freeway loop. 1 hour and 49 minutes running time so approx 4.20/km pace.

The section I picked to do my 5km acceleration turned out to be only 4.14km. I did this bit in 16.22 so 3.57/km pace average. Think I managed to get the acceleration pretty much right on although I may have been closer to running 5km and 10km effort rather then pace until the end.

25km on work day takes its toll though and I could do with a nice lie down and a nap about now. (I thought we had finished the policy project I have been working on here at work but as usual when things go further up the food chain, changes are required. It's just a bit annoying when you have to change things back to the way they were before you were asked to change them earlier ... ).

Don't think it will be a late night tonight. Stayed up until around 11pm last night watching the cricket as it wasn't until around 10.30pm that I started to feel relaxed watching. Great application from all the batsmen. Good to see Hussey and North getting runs. I think the only change for the next Test will be Clark in for Siddle, unless it is a green top and they decide to leave out Hauritz.

Pretty uneventful run although I could add an interesting story involving a bodily function, some spiny river grass and my bottom but I think you can probably join the dots on that one.

Looking forward to a recovery run tomorrow.


Simon Elliott said...

I could relate a similar story from the road that runs from Beacon to Bencubbin from Sunday morning while we're at it. Toilet paper is SO overrated...

trailblazer777 said...

Marvelous midweek medium run monster effort there! yes reminds me of some gum leaves in Armadale and a few other places...not fun...Gotta love the work boffins, its a bit like government departments that have to change their name after every change of government, at the end of the day when the powers that be say Jump : you just keep on saying "how high" and you keep on getting paid...Australians having a go there in the cricket, can they square it up??? top effort to get a 25k high quality run done during the week!