Today was the 8km xcountry run, Rad had his race at 11.30am, I dropped him off at about 10.30am, the course was on the northern side of the city in a big park that lies on the northern shore of the Thompson river which flows thru Kamloops, because I wasn't running until 1pm, I went back to the motel and did a few things before heading back and watch Rad run the last lap of his run, he finished in just over an hour, he ran most of the race with a Russian who was a M75, Rad finished 2nd in M80.
I then ran my race, it was 4 laps of 2kms, it was a fairly flat but undulating and fairly technical with a few turns. I did about 8.30 for the first lap, then was 9.20 for each of the next 3 laps, finishing in 36 mins 33secs, I had been fairly conservative because I was running the 800metre heats back at the Indoor track at 3.20pm, so I only about 1 hour 40 mins between races, not the best but I decided to do both.
I went back to the Motel, dropped off a few things and changed into my racing shoes, when I got to the Indoor Track I went to the checkin area, there was confusion about the running of the
M50 800m heats, normally if there are only 9 in the race, it goes straight to a final, but for some reason it was decided that we would only have a final, and it looks like that will have 11 in the final, so I didn't run the 800 today, I will run the 800 final on Wednesday, just when I thought I had it free, a lot of the heats & semis for the 60 metres were on today with about 6-8 Aussies making it thru to the finals including Ken Telfer from Canberra.
I am now going to do the Pentathlon tomorrow, but i won't run the hurdles, I will start it but not jump any hurdles, I don't want the risk of hurting myself, I will do the other parts - high jump, long jump, shot put & 1000 metres.