Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Back in Auckland

Including my adventures on the treadmill and in Hong Kong February turned out to be a good month for running - logged 148.6km which is a lot for me. Good stuff.

My running so for in March has been sporadic. Work has been quite busy and getting in the way a bit. Go figure.

Summary to date:

Monday 2 March - 5.15km / 22:40 / 4:24 min/km
Thursday 5 March - 6.66km / 31:48 / 4:46 min/km
Friday 6 March - 6.66km / 31:09 / 4:40 min/km
Sunday 8 March - 21.88km / 1:46:30 / 4:52 min/km
Saturday 14 March - 13:68km / 1:01:41 / 4:30 min/km

The run yesterday was quite good - started off slowish and tried to pick up the pace later on. Felt good.

Hopefully the second half of the month will see some regularity. Have a 10km race with Run Auckland 1 at the end of the month so that should be good. The last couple of events I've tried have been half marathons so it'll be fun to do the shorter distances again.

The long run on the 8th was a new route. I call it Southdown Expedition. Left at 3pm - warm so carried a water bottle. Just decided to chill on this run and take it at a relaxed pace. Took in the Onehunga-Southdown cycleway which I hadn't been on before. 4km along the Manukau harbour.

I've always meant to try this ever since spending a few months working at the power station at Southdown during the expansion in 2007. The cycleway ends right outside the station fence and was in construction at the time. Here is the view round before the end of the cycleway.

Photo credit : MRP.

Birds eye view:

1 comment:

Andrew is getting fit said...

That's the first I've heard of that cycleway. I think I'll give it a go on Sunday.

Run Auckland is going to be interesting this year!