September 21, 2015

Ok, I Suppose

Week of Sept. 14 ~ 20

55.6km / 34.5 mi.

I'm still a bit wary of my knee, although it doesn't really bother me.
Did have two good workouts.

3:30 - 14.6k. 8.6k easy pace with the Junior Varsity girls, then 6k tempo run with former Amer.School runner Michael Thornton, who is helping with coaching this season. 4:31/k pace, so a nice run.
BTW, I mentioned the word "varsity" to an Aussie friend, and he didn't know what it meant. Apparently, it's an Americanism. It means the "first team", basically. JV is everybody else. Very often, schools will have varsity meets/games/matches and also JV contests, so everyone gets a chance to participate.
57.6kg - I'm thin again!

Rest day, gym workout.

Club track workout at night:
Did them at an easy pace, abt 4:20/k, because will run a 5,000m time trial tomorrow night. Knee got sore last 20m!

Multi-club time trial cancelled due to heavy rain in the morning and afternoon. However, at night, it was hardly raining at all. Nevertheless, none of the other clubs showed up. So six of us Nambanners did our own time trial. Ran 20:15, trying to pace another guy to a sub-20:00. Unfortunately, I did a poor job, running the first k in 4:09, so we couldn't make that up. He did get a PB, though.
My knee was fine, didn't feel anything.
19C/66F, 95%

Rest day, gym workout.

8.5k easy.

4:30 - 14k at an easy (6:00/k) pace.
Beautiful day, and all next week is supposed to be nice - for a change!