- 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).