The Wind, The Cold, The Winter
Distance: 9.55 km
Time: 51' 55"
Rate: 5' 26" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 9 degrees, humidity 50%, wind NW 20 kmph
Week & August: 52.8 km,
Year: 2902.45 kms in 31 weeks at ave 93.6 km pw.
Probably time for a rest day from running, tomorrow may be it if the cold westerlies continue to blow. Although, if I run home from work the wind will assist. It's only the run back that is a bit tougher.
I read Jog's latest short story. Same with me there are no great expectations at Tan 100 km. In order to be satisfied with the day, I expect to finish and complete 100 kms.
There are so many variables that anything can and probably will happen. Never expect all will be perfect on the day. Last weekend in Melbourne from the football pictures on TV, sunny one minute then hail storm, that's Melbourne's four seasons in one day. Or the wind could blow all day.
If you look at race results over 100 kms or 12 hour track races, usually no more than 1/3rd of the field get over 100 kms in 12 hours. So, if that was achieved, that is a very good result for us that are out there for personal satisfaction. It's along way to go, so Ewen had better get Ruth to have some good jokes ready. That joke about about the iPad, iPod & iRon won't be very funny after being told many times. Hope they get better than that.
Don't forget the scenery won't change much, same at lap 1 as at lap 26. Pity we don't change direction every 3 hours like other track races. A few Sunday walkers out, no dogs I hope.
We could always chase Carol Baird's W55 Australian record for 100 kms track, 10 hours 33 mins, just a couple of minutes slower than the M55 record, hero or zero. Don't think so.