Another Bridge to Brisbane run. Coming out of the Kiwi Conditioning running clinic with a better formed technique, I felt this would be a good event to give it a shot. Keeping my efforts going in the Nike Frees 3(5 lift) and maintaining a good Pull, Posture Lean all should be good. Also considering the night before was the devine Dinner on Blanc, which carried through the night and eventually I was home at midnight. All good the night was well worth it. Any back up at 4am, Train from central at 4.57 (highly recommended) and then arrive, in good time to get near the from of the Green section.
Starting the run, felt fine, and even during the whole event actually felt strong and upbeat. Finished with a PB, and enjoyed the route which is busy but everyone is in relatively good spirits, so all good. One step closer to wearing the Vibrams on a longer run.
Bit of a transitional event, albeit a smaller road distance but my first with the new Nike Free Runners (almost barefoot). Participated in the event supporting the Trilby Misso team, with plans of doing the 5km circuit around the parks in Ipswich.
Upon getting to Ipswich, I realised that I could do the 10km option (considering it was starting in 5mins from my arrival), and the 5km start would have been another hour before the start. So getting to the start line of the 10km option and finishing in hopefully around an hour, would be a good result.
The morning was a lovely sunny day, bit of a chill in the air, but once we were running – I warmed up pretty quickly. The course has 3 noticeable hills – 1 at the start and another 2 at about the 3.5/8.5 km mark. The 10km course is 2 laps around the park. Around the park there was great support from the local Schools at the drink stations and a good size crowd so the runners weren’t tripping over each other at all..
Finished in 52.59m, with all the hills and the intense TM training session the day before, I was really happy with the time. Especially with the new shoes and the transition out of my orthotics and into the Free Runners. Next Step is the Vibrams – but that’ll be a while yet. Need to build up the technique and foot muscles.