Monday, 7 March 2011

perfect weather for a half marathon race

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, March 07, 2011 with 2 comments

Coming Events, week 10 of year 2011:
Mon 7th4:30pmParliament House 8k jog
5:30pmParliament House speedygeese training
Tue 8th6:15pmSummer Series 5k Acton Ferry Terminal
Wed 9th12:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k handicap
Thu 10th6:00pmACTVAC T&F
Fri 11th12:15pmCustoms Joggers 5k handicap
Sat 12th 8:00amMetro Runners Acton Ferry Terminal
Sun 13th 7:30am Weston Creek Half Marathon

For the March 13 Weston Creek Half Marathon, online entries close Wednesday 9 March. Register at

For me, Weston Creek is a stepping stone to faster half marathons later in the year. So there is no pressure. 95 minutes seems like a sensible time to aim for; and it is 4:30 per km almost exactly; simple mathematics even for me. I may well set out at that pace in the first half, and if I am having a good day (which is expected) I can speed up in the second half, or if I am having a bad day, which is also a possibility, I won't have started too fast, and it won't have been too bad.

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  1. Knowing your expertise at mathematics, I reckon you should go for 4:21.5 km splits.

  2. Will be there to watch/perhaps make it part of my long run - looking forward to being in the area for a few weeks :-)