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Sep 24, 2021

I tried another 1500 metre time trial this morning, but only managed to go one second faster than on Monday – 5:34. I feel quite ‘body tired’. I think I might need a bit of a rest. I’ve been doing …Continue reading

Sep 20, 2021

Ran a comfortable 1500 metres in 5:35 this morning.  More of a training run than a time trial. I’m a bit mindful of over doing it. For some reason, I often end up with a heel injury around September of …Continue reading

Sep 17, 2021

Running still presents surprises from time to time, even after all these years. Having run my 10 km time trial on Monday, I thought I’d reintroduce myself to the pace of a fast 1 km today. I didn’t expect too …Continue reading

Sep 13, 2021

It’s 8 years today since I finished my run around the world at the Sydney Opera House. So I “celebrated” the occasion with a 10 km time trial, managing 42:24. I negative split the distance, with 5 km times of …Continue reading

Sep 10, 2021

As I mentioned in the last post, it’s my intention to run a 10 km time trial on Monday (if the weather is decent). For that reason, I didn’t want a hard session today, so instead I just did a …Continue reading

Sep 6, 2021

When I turned 60 earlier this year, I wasn’t entirely certain if I would ever be able to run 5 km again in under 20 minutes. My all-time PB is 16:34 from the mid 80s, but I hadn’t run 5 …Continue reading

Sep 3, 2021

Today’s time trial was a ‘lap of Centennial Park’ – the exact same distance around a track. The real Centennial Park is too crowded these days with people exercising during lockdown. I’d have been continuously dodging bodies. Anyhow, the last …Continue reading

Aug 30, 2021

I had a crack at 3 km today, managing a time of 11:36 (3:56, 3:58, 3:42). That qualifies now as my over 60 PB for that distance (my all time PB is 9:22 from a track race in 1990). I …Continue reading

Aug 27, 2021

I was only going to do a few sprints this morning, but changed my mind and ran another 2 km time trial. I’m usually tired on a Friday, having done the bulk of my weekly running in the previous few …Continue reading

Aug 23, 2021

Today’s time trial was over 2 km, which I covered in 7:40 (3:53, and 3:47). I intend to do a few longer time trials over the coming weeks to increase my stamina and set some benchmarks that I can improve …Continue reading