Calwell Oval - Grass Cutting
20 laps in lane 5 - 8.8 km in 39' 27" at ave 4' 29" per km
Easy - 1.65 km in 7' 36" at 4' 36" per km
Quicker - 1.2 km in 4' 33" at ave 3' 47" per km
Total for day: 11.65 km in 51' 36" at ave 4' 26"
Weather: cloudy, temp 24 degrees, humidity 54%, wind strong cross track from ESE at 25 kmph
Week: 60.05 km, Feb: 48.45 km, Year: 535.15 km
Later in afternoon: easy bike ride 15 km
The grass was being cut as I arrived at Calwell oval this morning. Lane 5 which I use in good condition, a little firm under foot, rain expected on Thursday & Friday will nicely soften the surface and put some green colour into the grass. We desperately need the rain, anything will do.
I didn't do a warm up as I had ridden the bike down, about 2.5 kms but far enough to be set to go.
Straight into the first 5 laps in lane 5, bare feet as per Speedygeoff's blog page from a few day's ago. I normally run bare feet on the grass anyway. Changed direction after first set, and progressively got a little faster. Aimed for easy 2 minutes laps to start, then picked up the pace. Certainly not sprint pace, just cruising. A short rest and drink then I had to run around the outside of the oval as a couple of golfers had decided to try and hit through the outside of the running track. I know why they are down there, golf balls going everywhere.
Finished with a quicker 1.2 kms, Ok.
Rode home for a rest, then bike down to the river for 15 minutes in the water, really nice with no one about, the kids are back at school. Bike distance about 15 kms, a good mix of training today without being too much.
Going to the handicap sub committee meeting tonight to see if Ewen & Strewth change handicap start groups for next month. I think they will, the pressure will be on again at North Curtin at the end of February.