Chris Truscott – The Red Centre of Attention!

10173640_10152442558513974_7111964292928392547_nThese last two weeks have been largely dominated by our running tour of Australia’s magnificent Red Centre. Greta is originally from Alice Springs and as frequent visitors, we decided to showcase the best of Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and Uluru to 21 keen Sydney runners.

The result was fantastic. Awe inspiring training runs in locations never before experienced. A long run around the base of Ayers Rock. Good food and wine and the N.T’s number 1 tour guide – Greta’s dad. Such a successful trip, we’ve already started planning the 2015 version.

With regards to my own training, it has been mostly in maintenance mode, getting runs done where I can. My next race is this coming Saturday at the Sydney 10. But I’ve decided to just train through it and look towards the Gold Coast and beyond. The highlight was a solid 30km long run last Sunday kick starting my gradual weekly mileage climb.

10288772_10203568967971506_776939296886423581_nMon 14/4: 40mins easy
Tue 15/4: am-5km, pm-13km incl a 45min tempo
Wed 16/4: am-8km, pm-16km
Thur 17/4: Alice Springs telegraph station 800m reps – total 13km
Fri 18/4: no run – lots of driving and walking (Standley chasm, Ormiston gorge, Kings Canyon)
Sat 19/: Kings Canyon resort 6km threshold run at 3:28’s (slight altitude I was told)
Sun 20/4: 20km – twice around Ayers Rock with Adrian McGarva and Greta (who ran really well)

95km total

Mon 21/4: 8km easy run around Yulara township
Tue 22/4: 7km easy after flight home
Wed 23/4: 17km steady
Thur 24/4: 12km incl 6km at 3:45’s
Fri 25/4: 12km Cent Park in 3:50’s
Sat 26/4: 10km tempo in 3:28’s with Sean’s squad
Sun 27/4: 30km in 2:10

103km total.

Hoping to now start lifting my mileage finally towards the 130/140km mark after the tendonitis in my toe is releasing.

Until next time – train well.

CT