30 January 2016

Long North Lakes parkrun 17:03 2nd

I got the timing right this morning, up at 5:00am (a lie in), out the door and running Roo+lake at 5:30 , cover 18.4km by 6:50am and ready to roll into North Lakes parkrun at 7:00am.
Absolutely saturated with humongous humidity I was trying to figure out a way to wring out my shorts and cap, as the slapping of the wet material against my legs was going to be annoying but without a dry pair available I had to make do. 
Peter Bracken rocks up when I'm on the line.
My concern was would a 10min break see me tie up?
At the start , typically my Garmin just goes into power down mode so I have to hit it twice and get left on the line!
I managed to pass all bar Peter by 200m and tried to tuck in behind but I never really managed to get there.
I managed to open up with a 3:30km then got quicker till the 5th km where I succumbed to tiredness and ran another 3:30, to finish up with a 17:03 which was good going considering I felt stuffed before the start. Pete ran 16;44.
I ran 2.5km back home for a 26km in about 4:08 average.
58.9kg after that run !

I got away poorly Pete led start to finish

overtaking lapped runners was difficult

Probably lost at least 2kg sweat

1 comment:

Rocket Science weekly said...

Controversy raged this week in the sport of athletics with the infamous Green Trees twins launching a vitriolic attack on two living legends of the running world . It started with Andrew Green announcing via social media that he believed Seb Coe had taken performance enhancing drugs during his career . No sooner had the shock waves of this announcement ceased reverberating around the running world then Mike Trees accused his nemesis , the Garmin Lama of being unimaginative and a disciple of the much maligned rocket science training ideology much debated and argued about in coffee shops world wide where Lycra and caffeine are familiar companions . It was left to the Garmin Lama to calm the raging waters of this controversy with a typical measured and cautious response when asked to comment . " I was shocked but not surprised when I saw that ," opined the man who was ordained the Garmin Lama the same day Seb Coe was elevated to the British Peerage , " I think it stems from the shambolic tour the Green Trees twins endured Down Under when I clearly defeated them on age grading . I just wish they'd move on with their lives rather than attack living Icons of the sport in me and Seb . I've been talking with Lord Coe just recently and told him I'm fully behind his efforts to rid the sporting world of drugs . Not just illicit chemicals . The drugs I'm keen to stamp out are hubris and jealousy . These are just as insidious and dangerous as EPO and HGH . I've developed a screening test for these twin curses and offered it to his lordship at a discounted price . The Green Trees boys have failed it absolutely . There's no disputing the test results . They were so pissed at the Karaoke night in Japan that I was able to gather a few sample pints ( specimens) and sure enough they tested positive for hubris . Irony was it never helped their performance and Gilbert and Sullivan would have cringed had they witnessed their off key theatrics ." When asked to comment on his training methods that have taken the affable expatriate Scotsman to the very pinnacle of world masters running , the GL paused and reflected then offered this , " Mike has cycled the Roo plus Lake and was generous in his praise of its scenic offerings . As to my pace I'll just say Mike had difficulty keeping up with my running pace on the high performance cycle I so generously loaned to him on the day . My training methods are not the rocket science they're made out to be . I would argue they are simple arithmetic and algebraic formula that apply equally as well in the field of aeronautical science as they do masters athletics . It's the way of the future or the dawn of the Garmin Age as I so eloquently put in my biopic The Mr. Garmin Story ." With that the Garmin Lama recited a Buddhist incantation that he said would rid the room of negative spirits and contribute to world peace and harmony .