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  running3 2:24:58 15.54(9:20) 25.02(5:48) 281
  Total3 2:24:58 15.54(9:20) 25.02(5:48) 281
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Wednesday Oct 16 #

5 PM

running 1:01:26 [3] 10.01 km (6:08 / km) +169m 5:40 / km
ahr:148 max:171

Back to normal. Sore and slow.

Work got in the way of running yesterday. I thought about a night run, but caught up on the news instead.

Monday Oct 14 #

5 PM

running 28:09 [3] 5.0 km (5:38 / km) +67m 5:16 / km
ahr:154 max:170

Yesterday was a bit fast for me (the result of a week’s rest) and I was feeling a bit sore today.

I set out to have a moderate pace 5k. Because I didn’t get enough to drink during the day I started feeling a bit weak at about 3.5k. Even so, my watch awarded me a PB for the mile. I’m not sure which mile - whether it was the first or part way around.

The change room at work is closed for the week, so I went back to my desk in o-pants and sweaty T-shirt for what was left of the afternoon.

Sunday Oct 13 #

5 PM

running 55:23 [3] 10.01 km (5:32 / km) +45m 5:25 / km
ahr:158 max:206

So the marathon has been run in less than 2 hours. Amazing!

Friday Oct 11 #

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Still feeling a bit whacked from the week of orienteering. No wonder I blew up on the last day.

I'm ranked fourth M50 in the national rankings, up from 8th last year. Just behind Peter Annetts and ahead of Mark Freeman. That seems about right.

6 of the top 7 ranked M50s are from NSW, which makes Sydney a good place to be for close competition in this age band. Not that most of us are likely to come close to Stephen Craig or Jock. Shane and Ruhi are both ranked a bit lower than they might be because of injuries.

Missing from the rankings, because of insufficient runs, are Paul Liggins and Gareth Prosser. Paul is almost certainly third-best in reality, ahead of Peter. It's difficult to know how Gareth is tracking - he's running fast, but in more complex stuff he seems prone to big mistakes. Maybe that will get better if competes more frequently.

It's interesting to compare the national rankings with Big Foot's Pink Ratings. The Pink Ratings would give a quite different ordering - one that doesn't feel quite right. This builds on the impression of some strange results personally - two very equivalent runs (my wins in ACT and NSW long distance championships) got very different scores, even though I had largely faultless runs and ran well in both cases. I understand mechanically what drives the different results, but I end up with the impression that the Pink rankings are a bit of a random number generator.

Next year I'll be up into the M55s, which seems like stronger competition than the M50s. Six months to Easter...

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