Monday, July 26, 2010

Just registered for Defence Lake Attack 5km run

Just registered for Defence Lake Attack 5km run! Not doing the 10km as 7 days earlier doing the 10km Villa & Hut Sandy Point Half. Lisa and I will both do the 5km, Lisa is not sure about Villa & Hut Sandy Point Half as I have to work the Saturday and Sunday after the race.

Run Melbourne Pics

Got the pics for Run Melbourne, here they are (My race number is 965)

Just on half way home

Heading to Batman Ave

Heading down Birrarung Marr

Finishing line in sight

Monday, July 19, 2010

Run Melbourne Race Report

Run Melbourne Race Report - Well it's over. Completed in 56m 25s. My legs hurt and I have blister on the arch of my left foot.

We (Lisa and I) made a call to stay at the Travel lodge @ Southbank so we could start the day earlier and not have to worry about getting there, parking, etc. Saturday afternoon we went for a walk through the finishing area followed by dinner and an earlish night.

Alarm went off at 6:30am, A quick shower then downstairs for a breakie followed by a walk up to the start line and we watched the Half Marathon's start. My first thought was it's cold then the wind hit, I said to Lisa it's going to be very cold and Windy.

After that back the Hotel, change and off for my 9am Start. Did some warm up's got a arm pace band lined up and waited to go. Off we go, felt great for the first 3kms, hit Anderson Hill then I hit bit a hill. At the water station at the bottom of Anderson's Hill I grabbed a cup of poweraide and kept on going. At around 7km mark I started to feel my left foot starting to hurt in the arch. I knew this was not good, it slowed me down, but I kept on going. Made it over the finish line.Looked at the time, and thought thats not too bad. Wanted to finish under 1hr and I did that.

As I finished after 10, I didn't get a chance to see Lisa start her race, so I made a quick dash back to the Hotel, took my shoes off checked out the damnaged not too bad, had a shower and then headed back to see Lisa finish.

Both of us had a bad day, but didn't stop, didn't pull out, kept on going. So in my mind it was a good day.

After Lisa had a shower we checked out and went for Lunch at Waterfront at Station pier nice lunch, compared race notes.

Race Photo's to come.