Two Fruits

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Calwell Oval - 20 laps in Lane 5

Distance: 11.05 km
Time: 50' 11"
Rate: 4' 33" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 25-29 degrees, humidity 25%, wind calm
Week: 11.05 km
March: 130.10 km
Year: 1015.55 km

Beautiful morning in Canberra so I rode the bike down to the oval. Luckily no one about so I stripped off to the bare essentials plus GPS and wondered how I would feel after a few days rest.
Returning to running on the flat grass oval proved to be ideal as there are no hills, there was no wind, and a controlled area. Lane 5 is in great condition with the grass short enough for running bare feet but long enough to provide some cushioning.
Taking it very easy, I ran just 5 laps at a time before stopping to rest and drink. Then changed direction for another 5 laps and so on. I tried to run most laps at 2 minutes per lap so over 400 metres per lap and as the legs became as loosened after a while the times got a little quicker without any more effort. Finally completed 20 laps in 39' 41" at 4' 31" per km, then a short warm down before riding home. Very enjoyable morning.


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