Training partners on Brisbane's Bayside
Posted 16 July 2005 - 02:54 AM
I am trying to better my times again to get back to my previous 4min 15 to 4min 20/k pace with a goal of doing a 40min 10km within 2 years.
I am able to run most nights, with the only night of "structured" training being speed work on Wednesday nights from 6pm on the school oval.
I have a nice testing hilly 10km run and a fast 7.2km run which I do regularly, but really need someone to motivate me.
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Posted 17 July 2005 - 05:16 AM
There is a Redland Athletic Club. I ran one of their cross countries at a baseball field in Ormiston but I think they may be based a little south of Cleveland. Contact is Brian Hurst on 3207 4015. Also, there is a Masters club [over 30's if you are of that vintage] in the area. Contact Hazel O'Donnell on 3206 3243
You could also check the website for the Redland Hash House Harriers at www.users.bigpond.net.au/redlandhhh/
They meet each Monday night. I had a few runs with them but nice people as they were, they seemed more interested in a short social jog followed by the copious consumption of beer.....which was not really my cup of tea and I suspect probably not yours.
I'm curious as to the exact route of your "Hilly 10km"...I don't recall many hills in Cleveland but did almost get blown off the end of Cleveland Point one windy old night!!
Posted 17 July 2005 - 06:47 PM
KevinCassidy - Thanks for the contact details of the clubs. I will get in touch with Brian hopefully this week to see if anyone is interested.
The hilly run starts at home which is in Ormiston up towards Ormiston House, about 1.4km away from the baseball field that you did the cross country (it's the Redlands softball association), past it along Sturgeon St heading West, up the rise up to the roundabout at Allenby Rd/Main Rd intersection continuing West (Sturgeon St does a name change somewhere along the line to Old Cleveland Rd East) up and down the hills past the dump and the turn around is the roundabout at Randall Rd and Old Cleveland Rd East.
I got that run down from 59 mins to 43 mins with no real running training. Just this run 1 - 3 times a week and boxercise at the Redlands Amateur Boxing Association 2 - 3 times a week. I am a retired amateur cyclist and find I tend to watch the clock the entire run.
Speed work is with a long distance coach Laurie Cavallaro. There is generally a pretty decent turn out, most have their own specific training times etc and think that 6:30pm is too late to train. Most do their training first thing in the morning before going to work. I have 2 very young kids, so after bedtime is the best time for me to train. I also find I run a lot better at night. Whether it be the thinner air, or the fact that I have been on the go all day and am fairly warm - not just getting out of bed and trying to run well when cold - if you get my drift.
I have also found when we do a road run with the speed work group it is painfully slow. I find it frustrating, so now if I know there is no speed work on due to lack of numbers, I do my own run instead.
I just find running the streets at night to be a bit scary at times being a lone female runner. I have had a few close calls with groups of adolescent males roaming the back streets, but I tend to pick up the pace a bit and pray that they keep walking.
Posted 18 July 2005 - 04:40 PM
So today is Monday, so will the suns up for the next 5 days, my phone is on.
Posted 18 July 2005 - 08:43 PM
Anyone out there in my league and looking for an evening training partner? Normally run Tues and Thur evenings and either morning or arvo on Sundays...depending on Saturday night.
Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:47 AM
There were some nice trails just south of the Alex Hills Pub if my memory serves me correctly
Posted 23 July 2005 - 12:02 PM
Posted 23 July 2005 - 02:39 PM
Good to see you on board! I was wondering who was replying to this message and knowing about speed work on Wednesday nights! I had the operation on Wednesday and think I will be out of action for a couple of weeks. I was kept in hospital overnight due to having a very low blood pressure, so I really missed out on coffee. :P
Kevin Cassidy - do you mean through the bush on the other side of the road from the Alex Hills Pub? I have been through there once with a few other runners, but unfortunately as I train alone most nights I would not venture into the woods, especially not knowing where I am going!
I called Brian, but he is no longer the president of the club. I got the details of the new president who just happens to be a friend of the family. It's a small world.
Posted 23 July 2005 - 08:49 PM
Sure is a small world. Good luck at Redlands AC
Posted 23 July 2005 - 09:05 PM
That run does sound familiar. We started from the back of Alex Hills then came out at the hospital, then through Cleveland, Thornlands, Cleveland again, then back through Alex Hills and into the bush where you were talking about and back out where we started.
I find running the streets a touch safer in some ways, but very boring without a running partner.
Posted 25 July 2005 - 05:26 PM
The coach and the group are highly motivated and very supportive, the sessions are well structured with plenty of variety. The venue (great grass 400m track!)is really well lit at night. The women runners seem to respond well to the sessions.
I think Lawrie also does individual programs if you need a good structured program. He also takes the time to give advice on all aspects of running and training if asked.
You can't beat running and training in a group. The Kenyans have done it for scores of years!!
Posted 25 July 2005 - 05:57 PM
I don't live in the area(I live at Mt Gravatt), but I suggest the following:
1-As you all know each other, get together and formula a sensible program. And Tigger is probably the best to co-ordinate it.
2-I would include Lawries training group in your program( when you can get there).
3-Then all you need is a Saturday Morning run, and maybe a Midweek run which doesn't clash with Lawries Training.
It only takes 2 to form a training group, but the faster runner has to be prepared to make some compromises on pace.(Obviously the slow one can't speed up-at first).
If you are not sure about such a small group, drive a bit further,and run at Mt Gravatt/Sunnybank with River City Runners, until you get enough keen people in your area, then start your training group, by taking the current RCR's who live in your area with you as well.(Only 1 runner at the moment, but he is keen, and is sick of driving to Mt Gravatt to train, but can't find an organised group in his area)
See www.rcrunners.com/training.html for more details ;)
Posted 25 July 2005 - 07:42 PM
I am currently running by myself at nights from about 6:30pm on. As I have small children I want to run from home, not have to drive for half an hour to get to a meeting point or training group, then run, then drive home. I really need to get it over and done with in the shortest possible time so that I can get back home incase the kids are upset and won't sleep. Also, having 2 young children (1 and 2 years old), they each have their sleeping issues. This no doubt includes me, therefore to further support not staying out too late with training, I need to be in bed so that I get some sleep before they play tag-team wake up's through the night with teething etc...
I DO go to Wednesday night speed work when possible, but as this starts at 6pm I find this really difficult to get to for reasons that I won't go into. (You try getting 2 kids into bed and relatively asleep by 6pm!)
So as previously said I leave home for my runs generally no earlier than 6:30pm.
I am just after someone to join me if they are interested and are able to meet up with me around 6:30pm. I feel running at night in this day and age, as a lone runner, is pushing one's luck so to speak.
I know the people in the group on Wednesday night and I have asked them if they want to train with me other nights through the week, but as I have said before, most do ALL of their other training (besides Wed nights) in the mornings. My husband leaves for work well before dawn, so this is out for me.
I have met up with tigger on a run or two from home and have found this very beneficial to my training as I have run a pb. On the other hand, with these runs, poor tigger basically walked for me to be able to keep up with him, which I don't think is too good for his training.
I do have another person that I do run with occasionally, but due to that persons work hours and work commitments, only tend to actually run together about once a fortnight at the most. Unfortunately as this person is a triathlete, running is obviously one of three disciplines, so at night, swimming usually takes preference. This person is also more a marathon runner and does train a bit slower than I do and I find I have to slow down all the time.
I have just done my first half marathon and found the distance to be wrong for me. I am definitely more a 10 - 12km runner. So, taking this into account, the longest training run that I intend to do is about 10km.
Digger - I have just spoken to the RCR and he is very keen to meet up with the Wednesday night speed work session in about 2 weeks.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:54 PM
To Supermum - I would love to run with you, but I sit on around 55 - 60 mins for a 10km.. It always was my comfort zone for many years, and once I got back to it, have just stuck with it. Having said that, I probably should push a bit harder. (My best ever was a 48min about 25 years ago LOL)
I am training for my first 1/2 marathon at Brisbane Running Fest in Aug. I have done a couple of long runs.. 17km and 18.5km and found them comfortable, but again only do them slowly. I might be a better match for Aussie 56, I would also keen to pop down to Cleveland High one Wed night - but normally work Wed nts.. sounds like a great group though.
Anyway, it's been great reading all the posts. I can be contacted on 0418 987562 if anyone is keen to do a social run ..
(BTW.. Just to clarify..although we run a PT studio, this would be purely social and I am not looking at charging any fees for this as it is just as much for my benefit as anyone else)
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:50 PM
Firstly welcome to CR, I coordinate Bayside Runners & Walkers that meets at Victoria Pt on Sat mornings.
We have quiet a number of runners from all over the Redlands who attend, we dont have any other organized runs but there are lots within the group who meet up through the week and run with others who live close by.
You can see a bit more in the link below.
BTW just incase you didn't realise the posts above are 7 years old, I had to look twice before I noticed.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:34 PM