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Jonathon's Racing Attacks and Adventure Packs!

Amazing racing and training adventures on roads and mountainous/hilly TRAILS, freewaybikehike and triathlons. Dreams of a SIX FOOT 45km finish,(DONE 2011,2013,2014,2015!),then ULTRA-TRAIL AUSTRALIA (50km DONE 2016! 100km DONE 2018!!!), memorable Melbourne Marathon and Gold Coast racing. Over a decade dreaming of a SUB 3HR MARATHON, sub 18min 5k, sub 38min 10k, sub 90min Half marathon etc...(shattered? or still realistic?)

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Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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42.2km SB; 2004; 3.55 2005; 4.02 2006; 4.18 2007; 4.10 2008; 3.55
2009; 4.11 2010; 4.05 2011; 4.02 2012;3.49 2013; 4.12 ... 2014; ; 4.08 ...2015; 4.00
2016; 4.11 2018; 4.15
More ongoing GOALS;
***PB's pursuit; 5k 21.49, 10k 41.01 21.1k 1.41, ...42.2k 3.49

MM and the G!...

In recent years I have been enjoying races like;
December; 6-INCH(46km offroad)2005;--6 hrs 25 min...
2006; 7hrs 04 min 2008; 7hrs 00min...2009; 6hrs 16min
...2010:--5hrs 49min..2011:---5hrs 30min..2013---7 hrs 24min... 2014--- 7 hrs 06min 2015--6hours 43min ...2016---6hours 41min
October; Melbourne Marathon 2007; 4hr 10 . 2008 DNF at 23km..
2009 4hrs 11. 2010 4hrs 05min...2011;4hrs 02min...photos
2012; 3hrs 49min 52secs PB!... ..2013; 4.12 2014; 4.08 2015; 4.05... 2016; 4.53
Rottnest Marathon 2004; 4hr 32min ... 2013; 4hr 16min
August; City to Surf most years since 1997 see HERE for details,photos.
PERTH C2S PB's; 4K;17min 25 (2002) 12K;52min 52 (1997)
21.1K;1.54.20 (2007) 42.2K; 4.00.20 (2015) (2010 video)
Perth City to Surf Marathon finisher 2009,2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
GOLD COAST; 2012 HALF; 1.44 2013 HALF; 1.47 2014 HALF 1.49
2015 4.11 ..., 2016 4.11
PERTH Marathon(42.2km)
2004; 3hrs55min
2005;--4 hrs 02 min. 2006; 4hrs 18min 2007;4hrs 33
2008; 3hrs 55 2009; 4hrs 41min 2010; 4hrs 30min
2011; 4hrs 12min 2012; 4hrs 6min 2013; 4hrs 19min 2014 4hrs 48min 2018 4hrs 15min
2016 50km 9 hours 50min
2017 100km DNF CP4 57km
2018 100km 24hrs 33min 15
April;TWO DECADES of Bridges racing; 1997; 43min 43 1998; 41min 01
1999; 47min 29 2000; 46min 47 2001; (5km) 30min 01 2002; (5km) 22min 48
2003; 42min 40 2004; 48min 50 2005; 44min 40 2006; 48min 07 2007; 49min 16
2008; 50min 42 2009; 49min 54 2010; 48min 39 2011; 52min 55 2012; 47min 02 2013; 54min 45 2014; 48min 47 2015; 49min 53 2016 52min 20
March;6 Foot Track 45km;
2011; 6.53 2013; 6.54 2014; 6.47
2015; 6.14!!! 2016 DNF

As of June 2018; 31 road marathons finished (Perth x12, Melbourne x9,Perth City to Surf x6 Gold Coast x2 Rottnest x2
Have also finished 19 trail ultra races; 6 inch 47km ultra finished 11 times, six foot 45km ultra 4 times, Ultra Trail Australia ultras 2 times, Truth 50km ultra once within cutoff (and once outside cutoff), Lark Hill 50km ultra once.
Also completed the Bloated Goat 31km (1500m Vertical gain) 2 times which is similiar effort to a 46km ultra.
DNFs in UTA100km, WTF50miler, WAMC40miler race, Truth 50km, Six foot and 6 inch.
The first 3 DNFs were after covering more than 42km, and with Truth one was a 25km DNF and the first one I finished the full 50km but was 19minutes outside cutoff battling an ankle injury for 36km.
In road marathons 2 DNFs one at 23km in the 2008 Melbourne Marathon due to severe ankle injury in the first 1km, and PC2S @ 30km.

Most races since October 2009; >
24/06/2018 Eagle 22km 2hrxx(59min officially, but 43min on my watch as started late)
17/06/2018 Perth Marathon 4hrs 15min
19/05/2018 Ultra-Trail Australia 100km 24hrs 33min 15secs 913th of 964 finishers
218 withdrawals
03/03/2018 Lark Hill 50km
17/12/2017 6 inch 48km 7hrs
06/08/2017 Truth 50km 8hrs 22min 59
16/07/2017 Jolly Jumbuck 21km 2hr 54min (94th of 129)
02/07/2017 King of the Mountain 16km 1hr 41min
20/05/2017 Ultra-Trail AUSTRALIA 100km DNF (at 58km and 10hours 38min)
26/03/2017 Bloated Goat 30km 5hr 18min
18/12/2016 6 inch 48km 6hrs 41min
16/10/2016 Melbourne Marathon 4hours 53min
25/09/2016 WTF 50 miler DNF at 55km
14/08/2016 Truth 50km DNF at 25km
3/07/2016 Gold Coast Marathon 4.11
14/05/2016 Ultra Trail Australia 50km 9 hours 50min
3/4/2016 My 20th consecutive Bridges fun run 10km 52.20 (hammy strain)
12/3/2016 Six Foot Track DNF at 30km 5 hours.
---------------------- 20/12/2015 6 inch 47km 6 hours 43min
15/11/15 Bloated Goat 30km Trails race (1600m Vert) 5hrs 43min
18/10/15 Melbourne Marathon 4.05
13/09/15 Fremantle 10km 47min 22
30/08/15 Perth City to Surf Marathon 4 hours 00min 20 secs.
05/07/15 GCM 4.11
24/05/15 R4R Half Marathon 1hr 46min 13secs
12/04/15 Bridges 10km 49min 53secs.
04/04/15 Perth Trail Series Truth & Consequences 50km ULTRA 8hours 49min
14/03/15 Six Foot Track 45km 6hrs 14min 11secs Smashing PB!!! (32min)
21/12/14 6 inch Trail 47km 7hrs 06min 30secs
12/10/14 Melbourne Marathon 4hrs 8min (8th fastest marathon in 25 finished)
14/09/14 Fremantle 10km 49min 26 (first K 3.47 5k split 23.02)
31/08/14 Perth City to Surf 42.2k 4hrs 34min
06/07/14 Gold Coast Half Marathon 1.49
15/06/14 Perth Marathon 4.48
01/06/14 Elleker Half Marathon 1.59.
21/04/14 40 miler DNF (28miles)
06/04/14 18th Bridges 10km 48min 47secs...since 1997
08/03/14 6 Foot Track 45km 6hrs 47min 02. (824th) A PB!!! :-)
09/02/14 Snakes and Ladders 15km 2.05
15/12/13 6 inch Trail Ultra 7.24
27/10/13 Rottnest Marathon 4.16.41
13/10/13 Melbourne Marathon 4.12.55
25/08/13 Perth City to Surf Marathon 4.13.28
11/08/13 Perth Half Marathon 1.54.05
28/07/13 Fremantle 10km 50.06 (very sick but first 1k in 3.55)
07/07/13 Gold Coast Half Marathon 1.47.29

16/06/13 Perth Marathon 4hrs 19min 55secs
My 10th consecutive Perth Marathon...Click to see -> how I became a SPARTAN...

19/05/13 Joondalup Half Marathon 1hr 58min 26secs 310th of 495.
07/04/13 Bridges 10km 54min 45seconds.
09/03/13 6 Foot Track 45km 6 hours 54 minutes 20 seconds. 740th of 804...blog post or ...photos! page.

24/02/13 Perth Trail Series Qi Gong 14km 1hr 37min 04 Placed 79th of 117 finishers.
09/02/13 Busselton Half Marathon 1hr 51min 58 secs 219th. full Busso results here
02/11/12 John Gilmour 10k track 47.17 ..see here
14/10/12 Melbourne Marathon 3hrs 49min 52secs ..(777.)
16/09/12 Fremantle 10km 47min 16
26/08/12 City to Surf Marathon 4hrs 42min 41 secs
15/07/12 Lake Joondalup 10km 47min 30.
01/07/12 Gold Coast Half Marathon 1hr 44min 49 secs. 1668th of 9035 finishers

17/06/12 Perth Marathon 4hrs 6min .. (post and photos here)
20/05/12 Joondalup Half Marathon 1hr 47min 01secs. (151st of 313 finishers)
15/05/12 Masters 5000m 21min 58secs
13/05/12 Bunbury Half Marathon 1hr 46min 45 secs. (76th of 240 finishers)
22/04/12 PTS Ellis Brook 21.8km trails race 3hrs 12min 28secs. 39th.
01/04/12 Bridges 10km 47min 02
25/03/12 17.3km (690m ascent) Swissmurdie trails race 2hrs 19min 17secs 54th of 60.
20/03/12 MastersWA 1500m in 5.56, 100m in 14.3, 400m in 76.4, 5000m in 23.33.
26/02/12 WAMC Swan Twilight 5km 24.32
26/02/12 Perth Trail Series Qi Gong 14km 1hr 44min 08 secs 70th of 102.
04/02/12 Busselton Half Marathon in 1hr 49min 31 secs.
18/12/11 6 inch 46km 5hrs 30min PB!
09/10/11 Melbourne Marathon in 4hours 02minutes 49secs...photos...

12/09/11 Fremantle 10km in 45minutes 50 secs.
7/8/11 Perth Half Marathon in 1hr 47min 46 secs.
17/7/11 Lake Joondalup 10km in 46min 33secs.
19/6/11 Perth Marathon in 4 hours 12min 54secs (351st of 547.)
12/6/11 Lake Monger 10km in 48min 09secs
22/5/11 Bunbury Half Marathon 1hr 51min 44secs 109th of 261 finishers
10/4/11 Bridges 10km 52min 55
12/3/11 6 foot 45km in 6hrs 53min 07 secs...819th...of 877...33 DNF's...4 outside 7hr cutoffRace Report and race photosPre & post race photos,initial ELATION
Note; Completing 6 foot is a major goal achieved which I have had in mind since 2005!!!!!!!

4/3/11 3000m in 12min 40 (19th of 19 finishers)Momentum building a little,sub 13 done! :-)
18/2/11 5000m in 23min 31 (20th of 20 finishers...4 DNF's)..results
5/2/2011 21.1km Busselton Half in 1hr 51min 41 secs for 124th of 218 finishers.
19/12/10 46km 6 inch trails race in 5hr 49min (63rd of 79 finishers)
10/12/10 5000m in 22.43 18th of 18!
5/11/10 John Gilmour 10,000m in 47min 36. (23rd of 31)
10/10/10 Melbourne Marathon 4hrs 5min...2895th of 5027 finishers...
12/9/10 Fremantle 10km in 46min 53...a big SB and my best time since 2005!
29/8/10; 42.2km in 4hrs 15min for 537th of 830 finishers...my 6th best of 12 M. finishes.
19/8/10; 5000m in 22min 06.0 secs (SB by 0.6 of a second, & Stan did a SB also that night)
22/7/10; 5000m in 22min 06.6 secs. (SB and 17secs off my track PB)
20/6/10 Perth Marathon in 4.30.
13/5/10; Masters 2000m 7.55 (first sub 8min run since 2005) & 5,000m 22.42
22/4/10; Masters 800m 2.46 & 5,000m 22.29!~(2nd best ever track 5,000m, track PB is 21.49,)
3/4/10; Australian Masters 35-39yrs; 4th in 1500m 5min 34secs. see here...
28/3/10; Bridges 10km in 48min 39secs. 388th of 1646
25/3/10; 300m in 47.6, 600m in 1.57.0 100m in 14.6
18/3/10; Masters 1500m in 6.03 & 10,000m in 49min 35
28/2/10; 4th place in 6 hour Track Race at Coker Park; 45.003km
6/2/10; Busselton 21.1km in 1hr 52min 50 secs
20/12/09;6 inch 46km 6hrs 16min
15/11/09; Peninsula 5km 22min 5225th of 73.
6/11/09; John Gilmour 10km 48min 39
11/10/09; Melbourne Marathon 4hrs 11 min 33 secs
4/10/09; Freo funrun 5km in 22min 53 secs
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2011; 5hrs 30min 6 inchPB!! 2012; 3hrs 49min PB(Melbourne Marathon)!!2014; 6hrs 47min PB! @ 6 foot!

The next big things racing wise maybe;

6 inch 46km
on 16th December @ 0430hrs, countdown (activated a few days before?) is;

Kathryn and I welcomed our daughter Jordan into the world June 2010 A.D.!
Kathryn and I welcomed our son Jacob into the world in late July 2007 A.D.!
Our challenge is to be good parents with the Creator Gods help!

... 2004 ...2005 ...2006 ...2007... >...2008...2009...2010 ...2011... 2012.

but for the most important thing in life;
there is only 2 ways to live!...Bible Gateway...

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Hardcore NIGHT reps @ ArenA

Saturday 28/1/06; Ran a tough! 10km reps session @ ArenA. Total time for reps; 43minutes 47, Heart rates were in 171-183 range.

Started reps session at about 2000 hours (8pm)...So mostly running in the dark and using my watchlight copiously. But its ok, as the Arena 400m grass track is very well marked at this time of year thanks to the local Little Athletics centre???, and therefore no trouble seeing where the lanes are.

So a good intensity for this kind of session without going too far overboard, and significantly under 4.30 per km, so If I can improve on this I will start to make inroads into sub 45minute 10km territory, which I think would be my goal for the Matilda Bay 10km race in two weeks time. I'd be happy with a sub 45minute 10k for that race if I keep working at it, get some more reps done, and all goes relatively well.

I really enjoyed th solitude, although I am missing KL a lot tonight, could see "the saucepan" in the stars above, saw a few trains go by...The 2nd half of the reps session became a big grind, very tough, used every mental trick in my book to talk myself into finishing the sesssio... Eventually got there.
Had Grave Forsakens "Back to Basics" and Deliverance "If we Faint not" ticking over in my head...

VEry important and positive forme to get this session done.
I have not attempted this session since 2003 So a bit like Baghdatis , its all a new ballgame.

Happy and pleased with myself for persisting to the end of a good session, which was tough!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

8km III @ ArenA + 4x200m reps

Tuesday 24/1/06 Ran 8km @ ArenA on my 2km course (with the steep hill) in 40 minutes 39 Heart Rate 168. 2km Splits; 10.16/10.44/9.47/9.52

Was 1 second quicker than what I ran on this course on 17/11/05...See http://runmara2005blog.blogspot.com/2005/11/8km-arena.html#links

Started solid but not too hard, tried to pick up the pace on the 3rd lap, and hold on for the last lap. Could see the thunderstorms brewing out to sea in the west...Warmish and very humid, but otherwise pretty nice conditions. Very happy with the run considering where I am at just now...

Then went to the ArenA track to warm down, saw a few other runners there doing 400m reps, and thought I'd do a few 200m reps to kickstart the conditioning/lactate threshold stuff I want to do this year, plus it will probably help me to improve even further the devastating finishing kick which I possess. I like to think I can finish just a tiny bit like that legendary Ethiopian runner who regularly kicked away from the Kenyans in World Championship 10,000m races on track...

Enough daydreaming, back to the real world;4x200m reps with 2min walk back rests. 31.88/33.96/37.46/35.14 pretty slow really, started to get some heavy rain happening during the last 2 which was very refreshing although it might have slowed me down a bit...Good to do this with only a 10minute jog rest after the 8km I think its worth something...

Pretty happy with a good evening of running. Then I grabbed a garlic bread (good healthy food *LOL* ???! :-) ...well if its good enough for Ryan Bayley to live on HJ's...etc) put the radio onto Solid Rock 98.5FM (sonshine), Tuesday nights, heard a bit of POD Youth of the Nation and Souljahs; dont stop headed for home, as the lightning show started to arc up and the heavy rain started to bucket down... :-) Thanks God for a good session @ the ArenA, which is one of my favourite places of alltime to train by far!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Quick Hike in John Forrest

Sunday 22/1/06 Hiked about 1hr 28 with Chris,Rob,Steve and Tim in John Forrest National Park, rather hot conditions, through the railway tunnel,some rockclimbing, visited the shops near the bridge, and got a map for the Eagle-view heritage trail (a 15km circuit that KL and I have walked most of once before...)...

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Stayin' alive with first LONG run for 2006

Saturday 21/1/06 Ran approximately 23km in 2 hours 50min. (Splits 1.21.29/1.28.37) Ran from North Mullaloo Beach to Elvira St WA Marine Research Labs just past Watermans Beach and back. Headwind on the way there and tailwind on the way back.

Got a lot of sand in my shoes at Sorrento Beach on the way back. Was trying to outrun waves while hemmed in by a steep sandy enbankment. Lost about 10-15minutes trying to sort that out, so probably negative splitted on the way back if I had stopped the watch for that. Only took one bottle of gatorade with me, as it was a spur of the moment decison to run and originally I only planned to go about half that amount of time...
Should have taken hydration pack I used for the Six Inch Track....http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/7549/run6inch2005.html

Saw kite-surfers near Pinnaroo Point getting some serious "air time". About half the run was on the sand of the beach, and the rest on grassy sections by the road, and cycle-paths part of the Sunset Coast route...

Got very sunburnt although I did not know til later. Did not start run until 11am. After I finished I just took my watch and shoes off and just had a quick swim at North Mullaloo which was awesome! Reminded me of how happy lethal Lee looked last night taking 5 wickets for Australia in the cricket...

Good to get a solid long run on the board to kick off my strength/endurance foundation for the year, although, at this stage of the game I am not planning to do any long races for a few months, unless I suddenly get a heap of money and put in a late entry for 6-foot track...which is looking less likely in recent weeks, but could still change...

Another short run by the brook

Friday 20/1/06; Ran 4.5km course again at J. Brook in 24min 12, HR 150. Was moving very well despite hassles (my head being messed up/brain fried by) this week with *casuals* people at work again. About 6 minutes faster than the time I did for this course the other week. I think the 5km race I did at Burswood last Sunday has got me used to running at faster speeds again. Some decent reps sessions next week would be good....Link to results from Burswood 5km is @ http://www.wamc.org.au/results/results_2006/WAMC2006resultsBurswoodTwilight5.pdf
I was 54th out of 113 so just in the top half. Good to see MK from the 2004 Rotto Mara crew having a run...saw a few other names I recognise too.....:-) Thanks to post on WAMC messageboard @ http://wamc.proboards41.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=general&thread=1137095032&page=2
for quick location of results...onward.....

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

If we faint not/back to basics...

Monday 16/1/06; Ran 4km at the Emerald at about 10pm...Trying to sweat out some of the toxins from the diabolical work environment today......My head still feels like a lead weight but I think I am better for having done the run...
Nice to get out there anyway...Right now I feel like dropping an atomic bomb at work, it might improve the place...no maybe thats a little unfair, I am sure there are lots of nice people there, despite the fact it feels like you are one of the lemmings in the game of lemmings half the time.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

First hitout (race) for 2006

Sunday 15/1/06; Ran 5km 22.54 Hr 186. Nice to get out to Burswood and have a race. Unable to really attack that much but my last 1km or so was a good finish, and 4.34 per km is a reasonable starting point for the year. Hope to build on this for bigger and better things...

Saturday, January 14, 2006

KTSS V & a solid 8km.

Saturday 14/1/06; Did 300 Ab crunches while watching Haas making Roddick earn the win on TV in the tennis at Kooyong.
Just trying to keep things ticking over in this department. As long as I get to the ab crunches once a week or at least once a fortnight I am happy, although several times a week would be better.

Ran a solid 8km in 49minutes...just took it easy mostly...had some minor troubles with a stray dog at the end...Felt soooo good to get out there and do this. The run Ive been longing to do all week. Must try and train a lot more in coming weeks...If I get my mountainbike operating again it will be a heap easier...would much prefer to ride and run on alternate days as it gives my knees a rest...Hope to run the Burswood 5km tomorrow night, be my first race for 2006...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

short run by the brook

Wednesday 11/1/06 Ran 4.5km by J Brook. Nice easy run....

Saturday, January 07, 2006

6-INCH TRACK FAQ webpage

Justspent a few hours setting up a FAQ webpage for 6-INCH TRACK MARATHON its @ http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/7549/run6inchfaq.html

Friday, January 06, 2006

6km @ the Emerald Oven & KTSS IV

Friday 6/01/06; Ran 6km at Emerald Oven (I mean Park) in 33min37 HR 150. 5.30's and 5.40's. It felt like an oven even though I started after 7pm it was still close to 30 degrees and extremely humid when I ran. Ran the whole thing without a shirt/top and boy did I need to... felt better for it, and sweated a fair bit...A slow run, but thats all I felt like as I am still feeling about 80% shaking off the last of this head cold that has dogged me all week, plus weatherwise it was rather! oppressive, big thunderstorms building in 36 degree+ heat all day long...I think the radio said it was 31 degrees not long before I started... That done I went home shoved the head under a cold shower and put a powerade in the freezer. Diabolical weather. should be an interesting lightning show tonight, thought I could see the beginnings of a large tornado forming near the coast but not sure...
Keeping the stomach strong IV
Then did 400 Ab crunches, once again inspired by some of the huge numbers that KL did the other week...Grabbed the powerade out of the freezer and boy was it nice! :-) Got to go watch the Hopman Cup Tennis final between USA &Netherlands on TV now, and hopefully I will be back somewhere closer to 100% health (well free of nasty colds anyway by next week)...Usually bounce back very strongly once I get over sickness, and felt a bit of a spring in my step today...

Monday, January 02, 2006

Highlights of 2005

Some highlights for me in 2005;
1-Climbed Bluff Knoll again and got engaged at the top to KL.
2-Finished my first ever ULTRA, the 45km 6-INCH TRACK Marathon, and enjoyed the experience in many ways, including the challenge of making it to the end...http://wamc.proboards41.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1127100618&page=7 3-Completed my 3rd Marathon (and my second Perth Marathon), with my brother and girlfriend there to see it.
4-Helped my my new Fiancee get ready for her first two 5km races, and our blossoming relationship.
5-Made more posts than anyone else on the WA MC messageboard @ http://wamc.proboards41.com/index.cgi helped Dave a little with organising the inaugural 6-INCH TRACK, and met various runners from WA through the messageboard.
6-Discovered Cool Running, and the Cool Running Bloggers @ http://www.coolrunning.com.au/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=39;t=000227;p=55
7-Did a small PB for the Half Marathon in the Fremantle HM with a 1.41
8-Completed my 9th consecutive Bridges race, a 10k in 44.40...(nice to go under 45 again)
9-visited the Rottnest Marathon weekend again(did a 10k in 46.54)
10-Got the Blogger version of my Blog up and running which has been a lot quicker to post on, and got me some comments feedback from other runners which is very valuable/encouraging/fun...
11-consolidated my increased training volume with 360hrs total (my 2nd highest ever after the 416 hrs in 2004), and averaged in the 46's for best weekly Resting Heart Rate for the first time ever.
12-had a relatively (new) injury free year, apart from a few temporary niggles...and the knees and back doing the same as what they've been doing for at least half a decade now with me...
13-Got a new fulltime job in August & paid off my car in May (5 years...)
14-Discovered the 6-FOOT TRACK Marathon race, and developed an ambition to one day hopefully run it successfully.
15-Beat my brother in Tennis after he thrashed me as expected at Basketball, and enjoyed hangin out while he was over from USA.
16-Completed the Freeway Bikehike.
17-Did another City to Surf.
18-got a touchdown in JB Idol.
19-Played tennis at the local tennis club
20-improved my rockclimbing skills...and enjoyed being part of the SJCRC opening day.

First run for 2006! and some goals

Monday 2/01/06; Ran 4km in 19.34 Hr 159. Splits (9.55/9.39) Have been sick with a bad dose of the flu? in the last few days, and today I felt like staying in bed asleep all day, but I knew I would be functioning better if I did an easy run. So I dragged myself to Emerald Park and did 4 laps. Took it relatively easy for the first 3 laps (didn't want to over stress things as I am very low on energy and extremely clogged up in the head with a runny nose and very croaky/husky throat), and then put the pedal to the metal a touch on the last lap, which left me gasping for breath a bit at the end, and a little light headed...I'll get over it though.

I also felt "the little hammer" in the head which always happens when I run hard if am sick...remember ignoring that "little hammer" once when I was young, and doinga racewalking reps session, and I ended up close to blacking out after the first rep that day...so whenever I feel the "little hammer" I know I have to take things easy on myself...

Enough whinging hopefully feel better in a few days time...just have to get lots of rest, eat well, and take everything real cruisy like, until the system beats this sickness.

Had a pretty cruisy New Years with KL, just watched TV/DVD, got a few sparklers out after midnight and that was about it. I never drink alcohol, and KL very rarely does these days...got invited to someones New Years Eve Party but didn't go as KL and I felt like a quiet night together which I think was the best move for us this year...

Some of the 2006 goals I would like to chase;
1-To get married to my Fiancee
2- help her prepare for her first 10km? and maybe a HalfM...IF she wants to...
3. watch some T&F at the Commonwealth Games in March(I have tix for two evening sessions), plus will go watch the walks and marathon perhaps...which are free out on the course.
See if Nathan Deakes and Jane Saville can take Gold for Australia and defend the titles they won in Manchester 2002.

4. I may go get my knee fixed in 2006 so not sure how much running I will be doing...but if I am running they would be;
5-sub 38minute 10k (44.40 & 46.54 in 2005)
6-sub 1hr 30 Half Marathon (1.41 in 2005, a PB, but goal was sub 1.40)
7-Marathon; Goal 1; sub 3.30 Goal 2 sub 3hours. (4.02-2005, 3.55-2004 (sub 4 hour goal was achieved))
8-sub 5 hours in the 2006 45km offroad 6-inch track ULTRA-marathon (Did 6hrs 25 in 2005 six-inch on 18/12/05 in my first ever ULTRA run)See link here;http://wamc.proboards41.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1127100618&page=6
9-Run Rotto Marathon again?
10-Run my 10th consecutive Bridges...
11-sub 48 City to Surf.
12-sub 18 minute 5km.
13-Run a Marathon/Half Marathon or 10km in Sydney,Melbourne,Brisbane, or overseas... interstate
14-MOST of all enjoy my running and racing avoid injuries, and honour/worship the Creator Triune in my running...

2007; 1.-Christmas Island Marathon? or a marathon/half marathon overseas or interstate
2. ----->6foot track marathon (maybe in 2006 if I can get the finances)

I still have racewalking goals too if I was ever to get my knees fixed....

Its all about aiming at something challenging and seeing how far you can push yourself, whether you achieve the goals is not so important, thats just the icing on the cake...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

NYE slow jog n Walk

Saturday 31/12/05; 4km slow jog/run for 40minutes with KL at the WAMC New Years Eve run....She was not feeling well so probably not a good time to attempt a race, but still nice to see the race unfolding, and walking/jogging back along the Swan River as the sunset behind us was a nice experience, hopefully come back and run it properly in 2006.
I saw one person with darkish hair wearing a Cool Running top warming down afterwards, and I think I may have seen someone with a CR hat also but not sure on that...

Hoping that in 2006 I can have a better year and do lots of big P.B.'s