Sunday Telegraph Body + Soul Bridge RunPosted: September 18, 2011
2011 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival kicked off this morning with the Half Marathon at 6:30am, the 7:30am Full Marathon, 8am Family Fun Run then my race the 9k Body and Soul Bridge Run!
My race was the last one to start at 9am. It was forecast to be a hot one today (86)…I was already hot and a little sweaty by 8am. At least the weather is warming up here, Spring is off to a great start 🙂
I decided to not tape my knee for today’s race since I had been fairly pain free for the last 2-3 days. But my knee hold up for entire race ( I was nervous about this) .
I stuck to my plan of starting off at a moderate pace and really focusing on the middle k’s and finally finishing hard. I’m glad I made a plan it helped with getting in the zone and running my own race. It’s so easy to stick with someone and not really move out of your comfort zone. Through parts of the race I was hesitant at times of passing people. I kept thinking to myself am I going too fast, should I slow it down. But as soon as those thoughts popped into my head I was like no keep doing what your doing….run your own race!
I didn’t quite make the time I had wanted but I’m still happy with the results overall. I was going to blame my injury for my performance and because I had to back off training for the last 2 weeks. But that’s just life! Every race will be different there will always be factors beyond your control. Just got to go with it and make the best of the situation.
I finished the 9k Bridge Run with a time of 36:21 (Average Pace 4:02 per km)
7th out of 2 832 Females 20-29 (Age Division)
16th out of 8 736 Overall Females
Now that’s over and done with I have my next 10km Club Handicap Race in 2 weeks. I can finally ease back into Hill and Sprint Training this week 🙂
My Training Schedule for the Week:
Monday: 5k Recovery Run (Morning) + Short Burst Intervals (Afternoon)
Tuesday: 2 x 45min sessions on the Bike
Wednesday: Hill/Speed Work + Light Weights
Thursday: 2x 45min sessions on the Bike
Friday: 5k Run (Morning) + 45mins on the Bike
Saturday: 10k Club Training Run
Sunday: Long Run 15-20k
The rest of my Sunday Afternoon was spent relaxing and catching up on blogs while sipping on some Green Tea & munching on this yummy Muesli Cookie 🙂
Sorry this was such a picture-less post!
What Did You All Get Up To This Weekend?