Sunday, April 16, 2006


What a beautiful day for running!!!!

Took hubby and the kids to Strathfield for the second race in the West Met XC season. Nice to meet you Blue's Buffet!!! :)

4km today. I knew I had to run smarter or I would conk out in the end. I forgot my watch so I have no idea what my km splits were... but you know I am thinking this is a good thing because I felt relaxed and I just ran!
The first km seemed to take forever to get to!!!
At the 2km turnaround there was a girl in front of me - about 50m and I thought 'I can catch her' (my competitive side coming out!) and by the 3km mark I had caught her and we tusseled it out all the way to the end. It was great having someone to run against!
So I finished in around 20.53mins. Quicker then I was anticipating - average of 5.15min km's. The best part was I didnt feel like I was going to die at the end!! I really enjoyed myself today!

Long run tomorrow - only 6.4km - I know, I know, not very 'long' but I am sticking to the Hal program and thats all I have to do!

Have a good one and happy trails!!! :) :)


  1. Sounds like fun race! It would be a bit quick for me I fear, great job!

  2. Sounds like you're progressing well, Beth.

    Two important factors working for you : completing the run in a good time, and feeling like you may have more in the tank!

    Good to actually meet you - may see you and your cheer squad next week at Concord XC (sorry - grass!) for a fairly easy #3 run