Corporate Cup 2009 – Run 2 – 7.0km

Race Corporate Cup (Torrens) 5-08-2009

After the timing malfunction last week, I knew to get close to maximum points for run 2, all I had to do was run the same time for a 60 second improvement. I arrived at 6:30am and got straight into it after jogging a little from the carpark. Obviously the early morning start was a little too much for some Life Be In It staff as the first two signs directing people on different routes over bridges were wrong causing havock to some runners who were obviously still drowsy. No problem for us 7km runners as we just keep running till the end.

I wasn’t trying to push the pace and wasn’t interested in looking at my watch either, I just dawdled along at what ever pace I felt like. It was all too easy.

Boy did I get a shock when, with 1km to go I finally looked at my watch and realised…Ooops…I have 5 minutes to get to the end to run the same time as last week. Time to Boogie. The legs were a little slow to respond, but after some ducking and weaving across the weir they brought me home in a 4:45 split to stop the clock without any dramas this week at 37min49sec.

My goal for post marathon runs is to get down to 35mins, but it is a testing little course, so it will take a gut busting run to get there.

Race Corporate Cup (Torrens) 19-08-2009, Pace

Race

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

2006 Time

24:36

24:30

23:01

DNS

25:43

22:30

22:29

Pace

5:41

5:40

5:19

5:52

5:10

5:10

2007 Time

22:46

21:43

20:50

20:30

21:59

DNS

22:53

Pace

5:17

5:03

4:51

4:46

5:07

5:19

2008 Time

24:18

22:56

22:30

22:59

DNS

22:51

24:39

Pace

5:23

5:06

5:00

5:07

5:05

5:59
2009 Time

38:15

37:49

         

Pace

5:28

5:21

         
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One response to “Corporate Cup 2009 – Run 2 – 7.0km

  1. 7k’s a good race distance for a marathoner. Nice last km. I think you’ll be under 35 before the end of the series.

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