Feb 24, 2020

As suggested in an earlier post, I did a 10 km time trial today as preparation for the King Island race, which is in less than two weeks. I would have been happy with 45 minutes. As it turned out, I ran a comfortable 43:43, and with a negative split (22:09, 21:34). My final kilometre was a 3:58, and my final 3.7 km, the distance around Centennial Park, was run in 15:50. This was 19 seconds faster than I ran CP in last week. Needless to say, I was happy with the result. It means I’m still within 10 minutes of my personal best from back in 1987.

I forgot to mention in the last post that I’d passed the 160,000 km mark for the distance I’ve now run since I began recording my mileage back on Feb 14, 1983. In that time I’ve averaged 11.833 km per day. I’ve got another big milestone coming up in a couple of months. Stay tuned for that.

Today’s offering from the world run includes two videos from this time in 2012 and 2013, one from California, the other from southern France – two great wine regions. And, as you’ll see from the photos, Carmel liked to make me put on fancy dress on my birthday during the world run.