Friday, May 1, 2009

Morning Waterfront Run - Oddly Familiar

Something a bit different yesterday morning. Got into the office early with the idea of fitting in a 10km run.

Headed east along the waterfront for 5km and then headed back again. This was strangely familiar as it is the majority of the course of the Auckland Quarter.

Quite a few runners along here even at 7:30 in the morning. I can see why - it is very scenic.

10.4km / 46:55 / 4:31min/km

Pretty much dead flat aside from a small hill to/from the office @ the ANZ tower building to the waterfront.

This little there and back also forms part of the second half of the Auckland Marathon so it was a useful re-con as well.

Calves a little tight so some stretching before work. A great start to the day.

This weekend I plan to do a slower run just to mix things up. Friday is a rest day.


Kate said...

You're in my building!

Andrew is getting fit said...

That's a great route.

SUB6 said...

Keep an eye on those calves. Pesky things!

Kate said...

Ah, you Aucklanders. You want "scenic", try the WELLINGTON waterfront! I don't call a red fence and giant containers "scenery" just because of the 200m of coast at the end ;)

Aaron said...

Small world! Although it is a pretty big building :)

I'm sure the route was at least 250m of coast. Further out is better (e.g. ADRA half marathon route) also the viaduct harbour and marina.

Wellington waterfront is nice I agree but haven't had the chance to go running there. The wind must be interesting? Most scenic place I've run was in Hong Kong and that was brilliant if a bit too steep.

Andrew(ajh) said...

You seem to have access to so many beatiful runs over there. I can see I'm going to have to get over there one day just to go for a run with you and the other Andrew!

Watch those calves - have you considered compression socks ? I've been thinking of getting a pair except they look so dorky!