I'm Back...Spring is nearly here
Distance: 12.3 km
Time: 65' 12"
Rate: 5' 18" per km
Weather: 11:15 am, sunny, temp 9 degrees, humidity 45%, wind light NNW at 7 kmph, 2:00 pm, temp 12 degrees, humidity 35%, wind west at 15 kmph
Week: 12.3 km
August: 216.25 km
Year: 3203.7 km in 33 weeks at 97.0 km ave per week
So much to tell and there can only be one title. I am "back" (pun intended) running and feeling really good. Returned to work, a few people enquired as to what had happened. The rest, the no exercise smokers said " told you so", left them alone.
The other titles could have been " Attacked by my first Maggie of the spring" on my way back to work. Or a few days rest work wonders, or fingers have blisters from changing channels with the remote watching the Olympics. Or one Emma leaves town and 2 Emma's finish 1st and 3rd in the Triathlon.
And I did mention while in Cairns that a youngster in the training group, just about to have his 13th birthday, great kid from Ethiopia, (Bekele country) is running very well up there. He ran a 5.2 km race over the weekend (in shoes, runs bare feet on the grass) in 17 mins 40 secs at 3' 24" pace. Watch out for him.
Also I set the alarm clock last night to get up at 12:45 am to watch the 10,000 metres on the track. What a great race, if you missed it, you probably won't get to see it again. Bekele and Gebre were the great runners in the field, but Bekele is the master at the moment over the 25 lap journey. Completely controlled the race, a few slow laps in there at 67 and 69 seconds per lap, but he won in 27' 02" running the last lap and destroying the field in 53 seconds. Just brilliant.
Makes me look pitiful, struggled home concerned not to overdo the pace in the cool wind for lunch, watched the tri, then back to work totally inspire by Emma. Good day today, everything went right.
I did mention the secret to recovery from injury is whiskey, not right, better with scotch. Cupboard is now empty of alcohol, can't afford to get injured again, too much to do.