Ultimate Running Date #42

Did you get those running shoes ready?

Because the time has come around again for our monthly catch up on all things running related, with the ultimate running date!

Things are heating up here, so you better be ready for some early morning runs.

While getting up at sparrow’s fart (aka 5:30 am) is not fun, it means getting my run done in cooler conditions.

I’ve been hitting the trails in readiness of Gold Rush (which by the time this is published I will have run) and incorporating loads of speed sessions.

I even got to run a Parkrun which I haven’t done in FOREVER. 

Point Cook & Wyndham Vale are the two parkruns closest to my parent’s house.  Point Cook was celebrating their 200th Parkrun, so I decided to incorporate parkrun into my long run, by running there, participating in parkrun (as a tempo run), and then running back to my parent’s house.

Let me tell you, it was humid and with very little shade it made for a hot long run.

November Running Statistics

Distance – 158 km
Total Hours – 18
Longest Distance 
– 19 km
Number of Activities 
– 17

Overall Running Statistics

Total Running Distance – 1308 km
Monthly Average – 118.90 km
2017 Kilometre Prediction – 1426 km

I’ll be honest here, training for Gold Rush has been hard.  My motivation levels have been a lot lower than say with Surf Coast Century, and it all comes down to the days getting warmer.

The only plus is I’ve gotten to witness some beautiful sunrises, and I get to ditch the headlamp.


After GoldRush, I plan on just free running for about 6 weeks, before the next training cycle begins.

Until then, Happy Running!