Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sunset Super Series 8km Run

Exercise: 8km Run As I hadn't registered online for this event I had to make sure that I got to Princes Park before 6.30pm so I made sure that I got to Michelle's place early. Luckily my boss had let me go an hour early so that I could get to the race in time. Of course we got there with plenty of time to spare (phew!). Even managed to get a park just near the start/finish line so not far to walk back to the car afterwards. We met up with all the crew from the Ausrunners (TigerBoy, Chilliman, Pepster and Eat Em) Got a free t-shirt once I'd registered (woohoo!!) so I'll add it to my pile of freebie t-shirts. Michelle and I had decided to use Gav as a pacer tonight. We wanted to see what pace we had to run to get a sub 44min time. Unfortunately Michelle's Thumps gave out just before the start of the race so in sympathy I took off my MP3 player too. We certainly went out fast in the first couple of km's and was in front of Gav by about 150 metres. This didn't last long though as we tired quite quickly. By the end of the first 4km we were about 50 metres behind him and couldn't sustain the pace! We ended up coming home in 44.06 which was a PB for me (Yey!!) but Gav beat us by about 65 metres. Free Sausage Sizzle afterwards filled my tummy up. Michelle won a spot prize which was a pair of Nike Runners (jammy or what!!). Tomorrow night we're running up the 1000 steps at Ferntree Gully National Park. What have I let myself in for???