A Century at Centennial Park
Distance: 14.05 km
Time: 1 hr 27 mins 22 secs
Rate: 6' 08" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp 26 degrees, humidity 50%, wind easterly 15 kmph
Week: 14.25 km, Dec: 67.1 km, Year: 4102.2 km
The title today is not about cricketers making runs, but gee, the Aussies could do with a few more. Or more likely, get a wicket or two every day would help.
A new 100 km event has been established in Sydney for late February next year. Jog kindly advised this is on and it has caught my attention. It's just under 3 months away, so time to plan & train, but it needs to start happening now. Take out Christmas & New Year, add in more rainy days, and the time will fly. I have a good chance of being an entrant, but the day will be warm and humidity high so close to the sea in mid summer. Sounds like another fun day.
I deliberately ran late this afternoon to test myself in the warmest part of the day with the humidity. The run was one of those " grey" days, roll along as well as check out the water levels in the river.
Plenty of cars at Pine Is, almost needed to make a booking for a parking spot. The canoeists were having a wonderful day riding the rapids, it did look like fun.
The training will be slightly different to the winter plan for Tan last August. Summer will obviously create it's own problems mainly around eating and drinking, and where & how to get some good long distance running done.
The week day runs will be not much different, do what can get done, throw in a quicker session somewhere so to not turn into an even slower runner. Weekends, build up on Saturdays and Sundays to total around 60 kms, then back one off and increase the other to still make the same weekend total. A few single long efforts, probably at the Cotter, will give plenty of time on feet. There will be plenty of access to water given all the rain. I have never has a problem with the creek water, and I have been going out there since 1994. Some drop bags with food plus extra sunscreen and more fun in the sun.