I've got well and truely back into the running now and have even joined a group coaching session in the local park a couple of mornings a week. Last week was my first time and I had to do 1k laps - not great for me being that I am not a fast runner, but I think my best one was 5.17 which I was pretty pleased with. The other two weren't quite as fast! Then on the second session we did 1k laps fartlek which was a bit easier.
Not sure what is lined up for this week although I think hills may feature somewhere - I just keep telling myself that coming from Dorset I am used to running up hills so hopefully will be ok, and I can only get better.
Got a race next weekend - 8k or 5 miles in English speak. My PB is 47.33 for a 5 miler so if I can beat that I will be very pleased, but if not anything under 50 will be fine by me.
I have got a half marathon in mind at the beg of Dec if my training is up to it. It is at a resort about an hour north of sydney so we are going to go for the weekend which will be nice. I've already found a nice waterfront resort for us to stay at, hopefully won't be too expensive!
How is everyone else going - any races this weekend?
Just thought I would pop on and say hi to everyone! Sorry I've been a bit rubbish about logging on but unfortunately when you have to pay to go on the net other things take priority!
Anyway at the moment we are in sunny Perth for a couple of weeks which is really lovely. We are staying with a friend of Graham's and it is so nice to actually settle somewhere for a couple of weeks.
The suburb they live in is beautiful with loads of parks to run round - I managed to do an hour this morning so I am gradually building it back up after a few months off. A lot slower than I was but hopefully the speed will come back.
The first race I am planning to do isn't for a couple of months yet, and it's only 14k so should easily be able to manage that by then (I hope!!!)It's called the City to Surf, and goes from Sydney City to Bondi Beach. It's a bit of a fun run, although there are serious competitors too. They have over 50000 entrants - it's the biggest road race in the world - so I am really looking forward to it!
Anyway I will try and log on whilst I am here and hopefully catch up with a few of you. Time difference here is only 7 hours ahead so not quite so bad!