Saturday, June 14, 2008


Today's run was a struggle right from the get go. I was rudely awoken by a European football fan getting up to watch his team kick some serious butt, and fell back into a surprisingly deep sleep. When I woke up I felt off. Weak and just a bit funny. I figured food would help, and it did a bit. Mucked around until P got back from the pub (about 9am) and then dragged my(pleasantly slim seeming) self out the door.

I ran the Hutt river trail from the Esplanade Trail. I fartlekked a bit, and it's pretty easy to tell from my splits where the road became trail, and where the smooth trail became muddy and rough. My fartleks were around 7:40 pace on the nice bits, and ranged from 8:06 to 8:39 on the rough bits. Overall, I ended up covering 6.77 miles in 1:01, for 9:07 pace. Not terrible (not great, compared to my long run at 9:19 and my hilly run at 9:21....), but it wasn't much fun, and I hope I'm feeling speedier next week.

The pool was a little better. I've decided to set myself a goal of finally getting 100 in under 1:40. Today I got a bit closer, with 2/2 100s at 1:41.

Anyway, not much to say. Will watch the ABs kicking some pommie arse ;-) (Hi Mike!)


Anonymous said...

I find trail running tough! Sometimes it feels faster to just walk the damn thing! I will persevere tho - I'm sure it will get easier

Good work on the the swimming - that's a great time for 100!

Aaron said...

Good work!

Do you find much difference in your training run times to race time?

Nice work in the pool as well.

Rachel said...

I am not very good at Trail Running, but I like it. It's definitely a change of pace and scenery!

Steve Stenzel said...

Getting faster!!.....