It's been a fun week of various running events. I ran my first YCRC cross country run in 12 months at Stromlo on Tuesday. This was a training session of 6 minutes hard, 1 minute easy. Actually a great mental boost knowing that at the next beep you can take it easy for a while! On Thursday I attended the ACTVAC Track and Field meet at the AIS. Not a nice night unless you were a duck. It was wet and not particularly warm! Understandably numbers were down. My goal was to have a go at the 1500m and try and break the elusive 6 min that I was able to do so easily back in 2009/10. Alas it was not to be, finishing in 6:06. My HR data supports my RPE, I didn't go hard enough! At times during the run I felt myself holding back despite feeling I could go a bit harder. I'm not sure what the motivation was behind this, but c'est la vie! HRav was only around the 158bpm mark. It may well be a lack of sufficient 'hard' sessions teaching me what I can and can't do. I also ran the 3000m, but took the same approach I took in Tuesday's XC run. 6min hard, 1 min easy. A good session as the HRav was only 152 bpm.
I did finally get around to making a video of some great 1500m running at Track a few weeks back.
Alas I can't get it to embed so go to this link:
It was great to see Bruce Graham http://sb4ktp.blogspot.com.au/ break a very long standing 3000m record for the M50s. He ran 9:30:33, taking 16 secs off the old record of 9:46.9 set by Bernie Millet in 1991.
|Bruce on his way to the M50 3000m ACT record!|
Monday - Easy 8.9k - the Little Black Mountain loop HRav = 133 bpm; chose this loop due to very windy conditions, would have preferred a less hilly run today!
Tuesday - XC at Stromlo - 5K in 23:35 + 2K warm up and 2.5K cool down- Total 9.5K. Quads still quite sore from Saturday!
Wednesday - LBG central basin - easy run 7.2K HRav = 132 bpm
Thursday - Track night; 2K warm up + some run throughs; 1500m 6:07; 3000 13:25
Friday - Easy run (calves sore from spikes in 1500m) 11K 5:55min/K pace HRav 132 bpm.