Monday, April 20, 2009

Canberra Report Pizza Style

3:18:42 happy, not the perfect run .... you know the one that goes exactly to plan and you run even splits and finish strong but without an ounce left ... well it wasn't that .... first half was relaxed and found a new speed .... never had stomach pain like that before ..... legs suddenly went heavy but recovered .... was heckled by a woman who was very excited to pass me after 16K .... why was she so angry? .... who was the guy doing jumping jacks .... had to stop and walk mainly to regain composure .... knew what time i was going to finished in, at 34k, but still had to work for it ..... had to go to my room to vomit .... back ache when i finished, couldn't stand .... not too sore the next day .... thinking of rehab exercises for awhile, maybe a week ..... pale guy who bumped into me for awhile .... Glenno limping over the line .... big grin from Watto ... he came home strong .... love seeing the Canberra crew .... won one and lost one bet with Ewen .... 4th fastest marathon .... slowest Canberra marathon out of 3 ..... mostly happy that i improved over the last 2 years of injuries .... 3:18 after 4 x 3:20 somethings.... also happy i did run faster and more relaxed than ever before .... 1:34 half ..... thinking lots of slow long k's coming up .... i qualified for Boston ..... it's a benchmark for me .... was always going to be happy with a sub 3:20 other than that i want a sub 3:10 ... enough of this run made me think i could do it .... Katy was looking the other way when passed a few times .... always caution those around me "that's my wife" ... aren't we all crazy? .... Clarie is either tears or carrots ..... bad Andy put a score on the board ... beware the fast Eddy .... Tesso leads the return to good running for quite a few .... everyone made the start line and there were no horror stories .... best bad run .... new motivation of the next one

5K Splits
44:49 - 22:17
1:07:01 - 22:12 (wee stop)
1:29:21 - 22:19
Half 1:34:12
1:51:49 - 22:28
2:15:09 - 23:20
2:40:43 - 25:34
3:07:07 - 26:24
3:18:43 - 11:36

This could be where I went wrong.


Blogger Scott Brown said...

Well done Toasty

Seeing as you weren't doing doubles in training, and had an injury in the last few weeks it is a very good time that shows your potential.

I reckon you can go sub 3 if you want to.

Seriously, you should ask Speedygeoff and Ewen to write you a 18 week training plan for Canberra next year. Follow that to the letter and it'll get you there.

6:34 am  
Blogger IHateToast said...

whatever! i saw you every time. i even announced to those running with you that i've seen you nakey nakey.

congratulations, silly boy. i bet the time you make reservations for us to leave midday monday (vs sparrow's fart), the karma gods will smile on you and give you a 3:08!

5:28 pm  
Blogger Ewen said...

No Scott, he should ask you. You're the 'just plus 3' expert. The only thing I know about marathons is that if you want to break 3, get in 2:50 shape.

Yes Toasty, that's where you went wrong - putting poison in your drink bottles. Thanks for the 'beer'. And I'm going to put my next stimulus package on you, not Rob!

3:08 pm  
Blogger Rob said...

All said and done Toasty, you ran a great marathon. It may not have gone to plan, but you gave it all you had on the day.
It sure was a terrific weekend.

5:05 pm  
Blogger strewth said...

Fantastic to see you guys and congratulations on your fantastic marathon result! Hope you are feeling rested and recovered. :)

10:20 pm  

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