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http://www.sharpdrive.co.nz
Miles:
1119 total / 2 in 2016
Goal:

5km PB = 22:30 10km PB = 47:00 Auckland Half Marathon 2014 in under 1hr 55min Swim Auckland Harbour Crossing Nov 2014 Finish a half tri 2014

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Graham logged 1119 miles.

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  1. RUN
    good 3.15 km 00:20 10:13 pace

    First time out in 3 months since Waiheke 1/2 marathon. Easy 20 min run around home. Was going to start again after Speedshow but got a cold that lingered on.

  2. RUN
    good Takapuna 5km Beach Race 1 5 km 00:29 09:17 pace

    I guess one is supposed to do a recovery run about now, so a 5km race counts so long as you take it easy! Quads still a bit tight from Sunday but actually got better on the 2nd lap. Time is ok cons... read more

  3. RUN
    good Auckland Half Marathon 2015 21.1 km 02:13 10:09 pace

    Quite pleased for 8 weeks training, my target for this race was under 2:20. Pros: The big screen at Windsor Reserve, the All Blacks won; Finished my 6th Auckland and 9th in total 1/2 marathon; acce... read more

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      Very nice done Graham, .. and you blasted your goal out of the water. It was great to catch-up with you again.

      11 months ago Like

    • Mgcini M.
      Mgcini M. Congrats
      Congrats:

      Well done Graham!

      11 months ago

  4. RUN
    great Hillcrest flat 20min 3.11 km 00:18 09:17 pace

    Perfect morning for a short run. Supposed to be a short easy jog, can't believe the pace so I'm calibrating my stopwatch! I did a proper warm up for a change instead of using the first k ... read more

    • Mgcini M.
      Mgcini M. Good Luck
      Good Luck:

      That pace says it all!! Good luck. You will have a great day tomorrow, may the wind be behind you all the way.

      11 months ago

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      ... yes, you better be careful ... you were pretty 'up' yesterday at the pub.

      11 months ago Like

    • Graham S.
      Graham S.

      Just back from a massage at the physio to get rid of all the tight spots, nice. Realised that if it looks too good to be true then it probably is, my watch calibrated out ok, but I had clicked on the wrong route giving a pace of 4:41. Have now replaced with the right route, with a more credible 5:46 pace.

      11 months ago Like

  5. RUN
    good Glendhu Road return 8.4 km 01:01 11:38 pace

    Quite a hilly run, just took it at a steady pace, didn't want to over work the legs at this stage. Rained on the way back, came back 2 mins faster but it is a bit of a downhill run.

  6. RUN
    good Manuka Road return 5.31 km 00:34 10:14 pace

    Nice evening run, plan said easy jog 5km but push the last km if you feel like it. Started out pretty cruisy, turned at 18:06 and came back in 15:42 (5:55 pace). There's a heart-breaker hill a... read more

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      Hills. I hate hills. But I know they are good for my soul. Clearly you think a lot about hills. I always try and maintain a constant effort ... so if a hill slows me down, so be it. Your training sure seems to be having an impact.

      11 months ago Like

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    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      For me, constant effort is pretty much the same as constant heart rate. Yes, my cadence changes and my strides get shorter going up ... but boy, my little legs turnover like crazy going down ... it can be really hard to match the effort down. So, because I like the flat, I'm a poncey runner eh! :)

      11 months ago Like1 person

    • Graham S.
      Graham S.

      Yeah, nah, you're not poncey, you don't do endless circles, and I've gone a bit poncey myself now! I now appreciate the merits of flat running as you can see from the first weeks of my current programme

      11 months ago Like

  7. Entered the Takapuna Beach 5km run series today. Runs are on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 starting on the 3rd Nov and running through to March. Also entered the Albany Lakes series of 3 10km races on 2... read more

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      Was it really January. Cripes.

      11 months ago Like1 person

    • Graham S.
      Graham S.

      Yep. I ran the 2014 Ak 1/2 m on it ok, then I dropped a 6kg weight on my big toe (same foot) last summer which kept me off it for 3 months while the nail grew back. Thankfully everything is back to functional now!

      11 months ago Like

  8. RUN
    alright Mokoia Rd, Balmain Rd return 9.82 km 01:06 10:47 pace

    2 things - I'm really over running in these conditions - chilly damp SW wind, no sun (it came out 2 mins after I got home) and I'm just not fit enough to really enjoy the longer (10k +) r... read more

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      ... if only you left it to run later in the day ... Despite your problems, it seems like a solid run.

      11 months ago Like1 person

  9. RUN
    alright Hillcrest 5k flat 5.02 km 00:30 09:39 pace

    Felt tired and lethargic this morning, don't think I've been sleeping that well this week. Missed 2 runs mid-week for various lame reasons, but don't think that's going to be a ... read more

  10. RUN
    good Akl 1/2M Practice 21.11 km 02:25 11:04 pace

    Fairly hard run, think I got exhausted before the run beating the French! Lots of Auckland Marathon runners doing their hit out on the track. My last long run before the race, a little slower than ... read more

  11. RUN
    good Pupuke Rd 1/2 hour 5.04 km 00:31 09:47 pace

    Hilly 5k run, efforts on most hills, as fast downhill as recovery would allow. Did a hard 6:29 pace on this route 10 days, PB is 5:48 2 years ago, so happy with 6:05 and didn't feel as hard as... read more

  12. RUN
    good Round the lake to Clifton Rd 11.3 km 01:14 10:28 pace

    Well I thought I was pushing on at a good pace but ended up no faster than this route 2 weeks ago. Mind you that was on a Sunday morning with full race simulation, this is at the end of a busy day,... read more

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      It is so easy to come back too hard too fast and stuff things up. A little progress over a long time often works best. Keep on truckin' Graham.

      12 months ago Like1 person

    • Graham S.
      Graham S.

      Thanks Peter, actually feel good this morning, I think I was just a bit tired, probably a bit short of sleep. Just checked splits, 1st quarter @ 6:12, last one @ 6:20. Felt good at start so probably went out too hard and paid for it in the 3rd @ 7:00. I think I have been running well within myself till now, I'll just watch the pace and distance in the week end.

      12 months ago Like

  13. RUN
    good Hillcrest 5k flat 5.02 km 00:33 10:28 pace

    Easy recovery run. Foot is about 90% good now. Tried doing 5 min warm up on the bike before I left, not sure if it did anything or not?? Damp start then breeze came up and cleared it. Massive traff... read more

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      Look good Graham. We can see it in your new photo. Nice work.

      12 months ago Like

  14. RUN
    good Taka - Devonport return on Ak... 17.18 km 02:04 11:37 pace

    Pushed to go under 7 min pace but didn't quite make it. First long run since Akl 1/2M last year. All the Auckland M hills, except the bridge, twice in this run so a good hit out. Quite good to... read more

  15. RUN
    good Hillcrest 5k flat 5.02 km 00:32 10:14 pace

    Cruisy short flat run after last night's run. Ideal running conditions, some cloud and sun, light breeze, not too cool. Accidently running on empty, had a cup of tea but forgot about breakfast... read more

    • Mgcini M.
      Mgcini M.

      Nice running and thanks for the tip

      12 months ago Like1 person

    • Graham S.
      Graham S.

      Thanks. I only found out about the lacing a short time ago, so I'm not sure whether it is common knowledge and I somehow missed it all these years or not!

      12 months ago Like

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      Hmmm. I wonder if you need some more physio or something for that foot. Gotta look after your self.

      12 months ago Like

  16. RUN
    good Glendhu Road return 8.4 km 01:00 11:24 pace

    Felt tired and cold at start, seriously considered turning back early. However improved as I went along. Coming back was better, partly because of a large net altitude loss! Lots of hills on this r... read more

  17. RUN
    alright Pupuke Rd 1/2 hour 5.04 km 00:33 10:22 pace

    Never comfortable running in these conditions - dark, lots of trip hazards on our rough old pavements with minimal lights, hot and sweaty but icy air and light breeze chilling my t shirt so got sor... read more

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      Good stuff Graham. Running so late. perhaps you need a headlight.

      12 months ago Like1 person

    • Graham S.
      Graham S.

      Thanks Peter. I'd rather try to stick to daylight running, just wasn't going to miss another run!

      12 months ago Like

  18. RUN
    good 11.07 km 01:23 12:06 pace

    Quite happy with this, first long hill run, kept to a comfortable pace. 2 short (50m) walks with stretches on hills. Return was about 3 minutes quicker. Missed a couple of shorter runs this week, b... read more

  19. FIT
    good Core fitness exercises, squat... 00:40

    Started out thinking better to do something than nothing and ended up doing a proper session. Need to keep up with this for strength and injury prevention, and I think it helps with speed. Have wei... read more

  20. RUN
    blah Glencourt - Eskdale 4.03 km 00:31 12:25 pace

    First hill run, legs felt like lead, maybe not recovered enough from Sunday? Pure survival, the finer points of heel lift didn't enter into it, had to walk a couple of times but ran the return... read more

    • Peter S.
      Peter S.

      Hills. Why bother if you can do the flat. Get your fitness back first :)

      about 1 year ago Like