Sub 4's in Lane 5 - Calwell Oval
Distance: 20 laps, 8.95 kms tempo plus 1.25 kms cool down = 10.2 km
Time: 34' 54" tempo plus 5' 36" easy = 40' 30"
Rate: 3' 54" tempo plus 4' 28" easy = 3' 58"
Weather: late afternoon, sunny, temp 27 degrees, humidity 30%, wind light westerly
Week: 36.35 km
March: 224.2 km
Year: 1109.65 km
What happened I do not know, but it felt like how Ewen was after that 5 km at Stromlo in Jan or Feb. Just out of nowhere and really not pushing at all. Maybe the audience, some one watching ( maybe they weren't) but it was no different than any other trip to the oval. The grass track is still in great condition, ran bare feet as usual, changed direction after each 5 laps when I stopped for a drink.
Each 5 laps were very similar pace being 3' 55", 3' 52", 3' 54" and 3' 55" per km.
A chat to Ewen before about SFT and after about upcoming events reminded me have another look at the results from SFT. A check of my age group placing showed me as 8th in the M50s. But a closer look shows only Gramps ( never be like him) was the only runner older than me to finish in front of me. That is a good result.
I have tried to get Ewen to talk Strewth into a run at the Cotter the weekend after Easter. Will be the last one before winter for sure but Ewen may not front as he probably thinks Strewth won't wait for him on the hills. They could do an easy 15 miles while CJ gets around 20 miles in the same time.
So contradicting myself from yesterday when I wrote I don't like late pm running, I go and do the opposite. Beats me!!