So I had the goal of finishing up the City 2 Surf this year in under 60 minutes. In the lead up to the race (and in fact even before the Bay Run) I’d been experiencing some heal and foot pain, which I saw the physio for. My physio told me to take it easy and also to include some strength exercises (he thinks that my injuries were due to increased mileage and my leg muscles just not being strong enough to keep up with the continual). So the end result was that I just wasn’t able to put in the training that I wanted/required for the City 2 Surf. My legs are feeling much, much better now though with the leg strength training (with the added bonus of the new found leg strength really giving my rock climbing a noticeable boost).
Pre-race jitters didn’t help me much and I couldn’t get to sleep until about 1am or so (after going to bed around 11pm, that totally sucks) and I’m just not really a morning person. Morning runs suck. So I ended up finishing the race in 62:35, which is still 2 minutes 30 seconds faster than last year, but I really had my heart set on a sub-60 minute run. Oh well, something to work towards for next year when my legs are working better and I can put the time and effort into a proper training plan (I never really got into a training plan at all, even though I had one setout for myself). I guess it was kind of cool having my result on the first page of results. I placed around 1268 I think out about 64000.
Rozie’s uploaded a whole bunch of photos over at flickr, so you can laugh at me in my silly running tights.
Also, since I haven’t really got my mileage up, I decided that I’m not going to bother doing the Sydney Running Festival half marathon, since I won’t have the time to put the training in to put in a decent time. But, instead, Rozie and I are going to be in Toronto in October and that does give me enough time to train, so I’m probably going to enter the Toronto Half Marathon instead. I’ll see a bit closer to the date how my form is going before I put my entry form. If I’m feeling a bit sucky in my training, I’ll enter the 10km Oasis Zoo Run instead, which goes around the Toronto Zoo. Sounds like fun!
13 thoughts on “City 2 Surf 2007”
Hi there, can you please give me details about the city 2 surf run? like the profile of the run.
eg: hills, how long did you run up hills and how steep where they.
running on concrete, how long was that run aswell etc etc??
I used to run 10km well under 1 hour but now getting old, the fastest I can complete 10km is 1 hour 30 minutes. Well, not too bad for a 38 years old man.
Have you been to Bali, Indonesia before? Perhaps you might start to plan visit us here and join the next 10k run in Bali. Would be a new challenge for you, with the difference of climate.
Up to the task…? 🙂
Awesome, finally found a site that someone talks about running. I takes me an hour to do the 10k. cheers DC
Except bally there are places like Thaiti. Great waves and a lot of adrenalin
my 11yr old daughter ran the city2surf this year in 58 min 47 seconds coming 975 overall.was the 61st female to finish.who is the youngest to finish under an hour? . does anyone know???
glad to be here.. good info.
please visit indonesia…..
If is flat, I can still run it in a little over an hour, like 1:10, but at 52, if there are any hills,forget about it!Think I would like to travel to Sydney to give it a try.
Great story. Its a run that I have always wanted to do but never really had a chance. Keep it up buddy
Sound like great experience. I wish i could do that also in the future.
I am sure that you need strength exercise before increasing length of your track. good luck and hope you will recover soon from injury and pain.
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