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PoopingHindi

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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.
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.
 
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stmookeyj

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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?
 

PoopingHindi

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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?
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.


...and it's almost always windy.
 

PoopingHindi

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went for a jog this morning. about 3.5k from home i started to feel the need to poop but it wasn't urgent and i wasn't that far from home.
at about 3k to go i passed a public toilet and thought, "i don't really want to go in there and i got this situation under control anyway", so i rolled on by.
2k from home things became dire. there's a strong chance that i might not make it. need to run faster but you can't cause if you open up your stride something else might open up as well.
the last k was something between a very slow jog and a duck waddle as i searched around for a front yard with decent bush coverage. sadly, or thankfully depending on your perspective there was none....anyway i made it home, burst through the front door and made a mad dash/duck waddle to toilet that was oh so fortunately unoccupied. just in the nick of time.
sunday run ruined :(


just thought i'd share.
happy trails everyone.
 

stmookeyj

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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).
 

PoopingHindi

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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).
seems like you've had a run of bad luck of late.
i hope things swing your way soon.
 

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Registered for the Half Marathon in Melbourne..
Have been a bit slack with training the last couple of weeks, back to work after time off with a newborn and getting readjusted though..

Plan is to just go for a run in the morning after the little fella wakes.. If it is 5am or 6am doesn't matter and gets it done before work and then means it gets done.

Fingers crossed it works, i did immediately get that motivation surge when i paid my hard earned to register!
 

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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).

Still not confident of getting it done though. Managed close to 6km this morning but as with all my runs it is largely walking. 1km walk, 4 x 3 min jog/3 min walk, walk to end.

Even that amount of running is locking the knee up and causing quite an ache through the glutes and hammys. I've rested, followed the physios plan, have added some weights in now for hammys and quads to go with physio program............ but in the end I don't feel any significant difference to where I was in February.

Trying to stay positive and chip away and stay the course. Frustrated though.
 

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Crash Davis

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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).
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;
  • 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
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.
 

PoopingHindi

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long run up to 15k. even did a track session last week :eek:
could go further and faster but the main goal at this stage is not to break. still really tentative...I have zero confidence in my body.

enjoying getting out there though, even in this s**tty Melbourne weather.
 

Crash Davis

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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;
  • 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
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.
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.
 

Crash Davis

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i wouldnt trust anything that someone who works there says about shoes...hopefully they know more about races.
Agree, I was only in there to try on a pair of Cliftons to get my size right before buying them online.
I was contemplating the De Castella and had that weekend free but his comments clinched it.
I don't think I've bought a pair of runners in a retail store in about 6 years
 
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