Calwell Oval - 25 laps in lane 5
Total Distance: 13.25 km
Total Time: 57' 52"
Rate: 4' 22" per km
Weather: sunny, part cloud, temp 21-25 degrees, humidity 30%, wind calm to start then NW up to 25 kmph
Week: 13.25 km
Dec: 341.2 km
Year: 4773.75 km in 52 weeks at 91.8 km ave per week
Returned to the oval today for my 2nd favourite training session. With holidays recently, the grass is in need of a mow but it is still in top condition. Last time down here was 16th Nov and that was probably the last fast session I have done. I certainly showed in the first couple of laps.
I ran with the usual arrangements, lane 5, bare feet, changed direction every 5 laps, short rest and drink after each 5 laps which is about 2.25 kms. The books call this "cruise intervals" not really tempo running. Whatever, I has the same effect of longer distance at a faster speed than normal running. A speed session it isn't.
A slow start, the pace getting faster each set of 5 laps with kms rates of 4' 27', 4' 27", 4' 22", 4' 13", & 4' 07".
A couple of stings on the feet either from bees hiding in the clover of a sharp pointy thorn. Nothing to worry about. Nice day, very enjoyable. No one else about, oval to myself.
Long run over Black Mtn and Dairy Farmer's Hill and to Stromlo tomorrow. That will be a great day out with an early start at 7:30 am from Black Mtn peninsular, first toilet block just inside the entrance. Everyone welcome.