The 800s were moved to Barangaroo due to Timmy Lindop’s deteriorating relationship with the angry groundskeeper at Rushcutters. Renee convinced me turn up (via email) and so I did despite being completely knackered from Tues/Wed. The stiff winds and onset of rain did my motivation no favours. I’d say the turnout was a little light-on and right now there’s tonnes of guys I don’t recognise.
So all I did was hang onto group 1 (of 2) on 4 min cycles. You could say I was spat out the back every time, though it’s easy to regroup due to the rest. Got to 4x800s in one piece which was my goal. Once I saw Hipster Chris pushing a pram for the 800s with his 11 month old, I knew I had no excuse. I doubled that, then Scotty, at the end of #8, said if you are doing Melbourne, then 10 is required. The last 2 were solo…
There are two positives from today:
- Legs felt worse at the start at 3:30s
- Closing splits were 10k pace (3:15s)
15.8km at 4:08s.
A run home with Christian saw me get to 21km for the day. Nice and slow.