Tuesday, 10 April 2007

RMC, Kelvin and lots of sand running

Monday – Rest
Tuesday – Easy 40min
Wednesday – 25km trail with Spud and Sub 50 in Lane Cove National Park
Thursday – Intervals with SWEAT. 1km repeats (4:02, 3:59, 3:58, 3:59, 3:57)
Friday – 14km Trail – Blairgowrie to Sorrento (Vic) and back
Saturday – Easy 40min
Sunday – 60km Trail

Arranged to meet Kelvin and RMC for a bit of running. Arrived at Dromana just after 7am and called Kelvin to be told that he was caught in traffic. I got going at 10 past seven which was perfect because it allowed me to get started rather than keep up with a quicker Kelvin.

I set off at an easy 7km/min which is probably a bit quick for the first section up Arthurs Seat. Then settled into a lazy 6km/min pace on the flatter sections. I was carrying dual waterbottles so that I can get used them for Western States race in June and I stopped for a 5 min break at the 14km mark in Greens Bush and then again at the 22km mark (Boneo Rd). The weather was perfect and the running was easy.

Kelvin caught me at the 24km mark and we ran the last 4km into Cape Schanck together. Cape Schanck was stunning, as usual.

The next section was from Cape Schanck to Gunnamatta Beach which consisted hilly cliff trail, we seemed to go rather quickly through here. Then the fun stopped. We did lots of beach running and seemed to have difficulty staying on course. Kelvin and I decided that the navigation duties would best be served by RMC and he did a good job of keeping us on track.

We ended up doing heaps of beach running and stopped at my place in Blairgowrie to shelter from the sun and partake in watermelon consumption. The 9km on trail to the Portsea surf club was tough and included another 2km of soft beach.

59.8km in 8hrs, can that be correct?

Monday – easy 40min
Tuesday – rest (I seem to have picked up a sniffle)


At 10 April 2007 at 7:03 pm, Blogger Tesso said...

I thought it would be easy to stay on track when running on the beach. Then again, it was Kelvin you were running with :-)

Do you expect to encounter much soft sand in WS?

At 10 April 2007 at 8:43 pm, Blogger Horrie said...

I'm glad you put some work into the DTI at Easter Big Fella. Look forward to hearing all about it.

At 15 April 2007 at 7:29 pm, Blogger undercover brother said...

well except the bit about the sniffle.
cu at the prom - cant wait for our 'gear showdown'.


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