26 October 2013

Sandgate parkrun 16;10

Hot humid and sunny (as ever).
I thought I'd give Sandgate another go as the straight out and back has none of the technical issues of North Lakes and though you have to run past the whole field after the turnaround it is a lot easier when your passing someone who is heading in the opposite direction than overtaking someone who does not know they are about to be passed.
I'd said to myself that I must start steadier today to resist the blowing up I've felt on my recent runs.
I just can't seem to get it right, I went out in 3;03, I had company sitting in just behind me, could not see who it was, and thought I could be losing my first parkrun today. I settled into the second Km with a slight racing attitude holding back a little, you know when you become irked that someone is sitting in on you getting an easy ride. The turnaround point at 2.5km is a flag pole 180 degree so you lose time but as I straightened back up I glanced at the watch for 8;00, I would not be running sub 16 today. I clocked 9;37 through 3km and realised the tank was close to empty, no drive left but at least my company had gone.
A little kid on a bike was riding the course it seemed like a pilot bike for the run and he was good in clearing the path though a couple of times I had to yell out 'faster' as I threatened to overtake him when he had to slow down due to overcrowding.
At 4km I again looked at the watch 12;55 which in my mind was going to give me about 16:10.
I gave it everything but didn't have much and suffered as the heat and exhaustion seemed to overtake me.
I crossed the line and stopped the Garmin at 16;09.9 I suspect this will get rounded up to 16;10 much that I would like to be repeating last weeks performance. At least I can claim to be consistent but will really need to shake things up to run sub 16. I'm going to run longer intervals for a start and I need to shed a couple of kilo's, I am 67kg !
Also feel that as Summer progresses faster times will be harder and harder.
Tomorrow I am going to run long bush  as I seek out some new courses to invigorate my running.


New Scientist said...

In an attempt to overcome his Tourette's syndrome, David McSweeney , the global face of Garmin and champion for a free and independent Scotland , has agreed to become the world's first recipient of a cranial Garmin implant . Laboratory tests in mice have revealed an unexpected byproduct of the procedure was that not only did such mice never become lost they were also cured of Tourette's . By having the Garmin implanted directly to the cerebral cortex McSweeney can also safely wear his treasured talisman at the Nude Olympics were there is a strict dress code and covering the wrist with a Garmin was considered contrary to the spirit of the competition .

The Robot said...

I think Dave this is a step in the right direction . Dr. Chandra would like me to ask you will you dream of records or locations ?

David said...

There is a flower within my heart,
Daisy, Daisy,
Planted one day by a glancing dart,
Planted by Daisy Bell.
Whether she loves me or loves me not
Sometimes it's hard to tell,
And yet I am longing to share the lot
Of beautiful Daisy Bell.

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do,
I'm half crazy all for the love of you.
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage,
But you'd look sweet upon the seat
Of a bicycle built for two.
We will go tandem as man and wife,
Daisy, Daisy,
Ped'ling away down the road of life,
I and my Daisy Bell.
When the road's dark, we can both despise
P'licemen and lamps as well.
There are bright lights in the dazzling eyes
Of beautiful Daisy Bell.

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do...
I will stand by you in weal or woe
Daisy, Daisy,
You'll be the bell which I'll ring, you know,
Sweet little Daisy Bell.
You'll take the lead on each trip we take.
Then if I don't do well
I will permit you to use the brake,
beautiful Daisy Bell

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do...