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Big Month

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 31 January 2010 - - - - - - · 696 views

January was supposed to be a quiet month to ease back into regular running.  Didn't quite work out that way......

Runs from 17/1/2010 to 31/1/2010  

17/1/2010-Lysterfield Lake, 22km, hilly trails.  Ave pace 6:23.  Great run and alot of fun.  Pushed the envelope a bit distance wise and it worked.  No pains or anything.  Followed up with an 8km...


So Far So Good!

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 16 January 2010 - - - - - - · 461 views

So here we are 1/2 way through the first month of the year.  I've decided to do things a little different in my blog and post all my runs at the start of the entry (including any notes I made) with any other stuff I want to say after.  So here goes
Jan 1st to 16th

Jan 2nd, Portsea Twilight, 6.7km, 35:15. No real problems-went a little hard and...


Happy New Year!

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 01 January 2010 - - - - - - · 804 views

Firstly, Happy new year to everyone.  I hope you all meet your goals and challenges for 2010.

As mentioned in my last entry, Mrs Wombat and I were doing the Oxfam Trailwalker course over 4 weeks.  We've finished it and I have to say while some parts are easy, some are the most difficult trail I've been on-and I was walking.  I pity and respect the...


Plodding Along.

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 13 December 2009 - - - - - - · 1,015 views

A couple of little issues since my last entry.  Firstly I've hurt my back-and it's actually not a running injury!  A little embarrassing but I was standing up off the toilet when I felt something go. It was nearly 20 minutes before I could walk upright after that. My physio says it's a bulged disc. I did all the exercises and took all her...


Things Are Starting To Go My Way

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 20 November 2009 - - - - - - · 663 views

Hopefully this will be shorter than the last entry.  I even have a tiny bit of running!

I have cautiously started doing a little running.  Not alot-just a couple of trail runs at Churchill Park, but so far no trouble apart from a disturbing lack of fitness.  Heat might be a contributor as well.  I did about 14km in a run last week and a 10km run...


A New Beginning-again

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 04 November 2009 - - - - - - · 640 views

Well it's been a while-so much has happened and I'm at a crossroads-so time to dust off the old blog and put everything down.  Be warned there's not alot about running here.

There have been a few events since my last entry.  I did my second ultra (the Tan-53.5km,...


From Gold Coast To The Dark Side.

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 28 July 2009 - - - - - - · 374 views


That's it for now-next entry will either be the triumph of Gold Coast or the failure. Stay tuned!
That's how I finished my last entry.  Now for the belated sequel!

Gold Coast didn't go exactly to plan.  My full report is ...


The Good, The Bad, The Ugly-again

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 01 July 2009 - - - - - - · 373 views

The good:
The week after my last entry was great.  I didn't really do alot of running-5km on Sunday and 7.6km (5:30) on Tuesday.  I'll get to my long run in a minute.  I also did an hour of swimming, 2 pilates sessions and a group personal training session.  All good.
Sunday (21st) I went on a lap of the Capital City Trail with Luckyguy.  My...


All Is Well

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 14 June 2009 - - - - - - · 328 views

Another good week for me.  I'm feeling better as each week passes and as such my enthusiasm for running increases.  So does my enthusiasm for blogging-it's not even a week since my last entry!

Thursday I went out for an easy 10km.  My program called for intervals but I'm not really ready for dedicated speed training yet.  I actually called...


It's All Coming Together

Posted by wombatoutofhell , 10 June 2009 - - - - - - · 606 views

Another good week.  The plantar fasciitis no longer bothers me when I run although I am still aware of it.  Even when not running it's mostly under control-hopefully it wont be long before it's gone altogether.

Training is going well.  Tuesday I ran 10.7km @ 5:16 in my new shoes (New Balance 1223) but without my orthotics just to see how it went. ...

2010 Races

Previous best in brackets
2nd-Portsea Twilight 6.7km, 35:15
3rd-Two Bays Trail Fatass, 28km, 3:27:00
24th-Mansfield to Buller, 50km, 6:48:XX (7:21:??)
26th-Australia Day Run, 6.2km, 29:58 (Garmin Time and Distance)
Stromlo Running Festival
20th-Lightning Strike 30km, 3:05:49
20th-Novice Orienteering, 2.2km (but 2.5 the way I went) 14:12
20th-Cross Country 7.4km, 37:38
21st-Mountain run 3.25km, 22:15
14th-Run For The Kids, 14.38km, 1:09:13
21st-Brooks Triathlon series Race 6
Swim, 300m 8:29
Bike 10km, 19:36
Run 3km, 13:35
11th-Frankston to Portsea, 55km, 5:46:02 (longest ultra as well as fastest) (53.5km, 5:49:47)
2nd-Great Train Race, 13.2km, 1:03:11(1:06:39)
9th-Mothers Day Classic, 8km, 35:49
30th-Williamstown Running Festival Marathon, 42.195km, 3:57:24
13th-Old Melbourne Fatass, 42.7km, 4:37:37
4th-Gold Coast Marathon, 42.195km, 3:48:54 (3:52:49)
18th-Run Melbourne, 21.1km, 1:46:23
25th-You Yangs 50/50,50km (trail), 6:29:?? (6:48:??)
8th-City to Surf, 14km, 1:06:59
15th-Adelaide Marathon, 42.195km
22nd-Sandy Point 10km, 43:56 (44:16)
September Walhalla Wound Up. 50km (Trail), 5:55:02 (6:29:??)
10th-Melbourne Marathon, 42.195km, 4:19:08

Personal Bests

5km-21:53 (Penninsula Road Runners, Beat the Train, Tyabb 11/8/07) 4:23/km
8km-35:10 (Super Sunset Series, Race 2, Princes Park, 27/2/08) 4:24/km
10km-44:16 (Olympic Dream 27/7/08) 4:26/km
1/2 Marathon-1:34:46 (Sandy Point ) 4:27/km
Marathon- 3:48:54 (Gold Coast Marathon 4/7/10) 5:23/km

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