- Sep 23, 2008
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
you got lucky. normally the wind smacks you in the face once you turn onto Lakeside Drive...and strangely enough you can't feel it at your back on the other side.Ran the Sri Chinmoy half at Albert Park 1.5 weeks ago, stoked with a 1:25:31, a pb by 3 mins, and at 50 yrs old. Perfect weather and no wind made for ideal running conditions.
Apart from footy commitments I haven't run in 3 weeks since South Africa.....and Gold Coast is next weekend (and I'm doing the full marathon). You're certainly not alone.I'm in but if a running dry spell at the moment. Last run was last Friday (21st) and due to family and work commitments at the moment it's now Wednesday night and I haven't gotten out.
Ive ran Albert Park a few times in both directions and not sure on preference. When running the lakeside drive leg do you run north to south or south to north?you got lucky. normally the wind smacks you in the face once you turn onto Lakeside Drive...and strangely enough you can't feel it at your back on the other side.
i decided to target this race when i got injured late last year but i've only now just crept back up to 9k long runs.
i may give Princes Park a go if possible. i wont be nearly fit enough to race it but at least it gives me something to look forward to.
...or maybe its too soon. christ i hate not being able to run how and when i want.
congrats on the shiny new and speedy PB. it gives fellow old timers like me some hope, albeit at a considerably slower pace.
I'm not big on directions but every time i've run it its been anti-clockwise with the lake one your left. so you come on to Lakeside at the opposite end of the athletics track and run towards it.Ive ran Albert Park a few times in both directions and not sure on preference. When running the lakeside drive leg do you run north to south or south to north?
seems like you've had a run of bad luck of late.Been there done that big time. There was even times where I was lucky I was passing either a roadhouse style servo or even McDonalds. The worst was finding a public toilet as the sun was setting and there were no lights (and I'm sure that toilet was used for something that wasn't what was a normal use for a toilet).
As for Gold Coast, a calf injury and transport issues (needing to book the train to return home rather than a flight) meant a downgrade to the half marathon. Timing chip apparently wasn't activated properly so even though there's plenty of photos of me on course and I have a medal and finishers shirt to prove it, my time is unofficial. Entering the Australian races for the remainder of the 2019 schedule this week, even toyed with the idea of applying to be a 4:30 pacer at Melbourne (given I've finished it 6 times, last year one of the legends paced that group) but probably won't place myself under that much pressure just yet (perhaps wait until I've got to 10).
I've entered Casey as well, looking forward to that little series, well spaced apart as well.After withdrawing from basically everything this year (Duncans 50, Two Bays 56, Geelong HM).... my only goal event is the Casey Stride series of 10k events.
First one is about 12 weeks away (October).
Entered the De Castella run for next weekend after hearing from bloke at Athletes Foot that it was a good run if you're trying for a fast pace.I've entered Casey as well, looking forward to that little series, well spaced apart as well.
My schedule for the next few months is;
Looking to get into Trail Running a lot more as I run at Devilbend most weekends and occasionally the Greens Bush/Two Bays trail. Finding that a lot more enjoyable and definitely tougher than road running.
- 28 July - Run Melbourne
- 4 August - Silvan Trail Run Rapid Ascent Series
- 18 August - Devilbend Run
- 8 September - Sandy Point Half Mara
- 22 September - Mornington Running Festival
- 6 October - Casey Stride
- 13 October - Melbourne Marathon
- 3 November - Casey Stride
- 23 November - Portsea Running Festival
- 8 December - Casey Stride
Agree, I was only in there to try on a pair of Cliftons to get my size right before buying them online.i wouldnt trust anything that someone who works there says about shoes...hopefully they know more about races.
your race schedule is a little more exotic than mine. I've got Run Maroondah coming up in a few weeks...that is all.Finished Perth City to Surf Marathon in 4:23:18, fastest time I've had in 3 years and books me another spot in South Africa with this race being on the 2nd day of qualifying for 2020 (where there are 7000 spots available for novices). Sydney Half next up, then my 7th Melbourne Marathon, then another Point to Pinnacle a fortnight before Singapore Marathon in late November to round out the year.
I'll see you there mate, I'm signed up for the 3 race series.4 1/2 weeks until the first Casey Stride series race. Still aiming for it but even if I make it I don't expect to be moving well.