||[Jul. 14th, 2006|02:07 am]
Runners in Melbourne, Australia
I'm an almost old person living in Melbourne and I'm here because I like running and because the mod is pretty neat. I usually run along the beach (though generally not on the beach) between Brighton and Sandringham, though occasionally go to Mentone or further and back. Alternately occasionally I like to run between Hampton and the city mostly along the beach, though also through Albert Park. I lived for a year north of the city and liked to run along Merri Creek between Coburg Lake and the Ring Road. When and how far I run varies a lot, though often it's between about 7 and 12km. Sometimes I might run 50km+ in a week, other times I might not run at all for weeks.|
I don't run regularly and I'm not in any serious running clubs, though I've been to Melbourne Full Moon Hash House Harriers a few times. The only races I've been in are the Great Train Race (2000-2004) and the Asics Melbourne Marathon (2003-2005). I've had a few minor injuries and illnesses over the years that have hindered my progress, and it's not something I do seriously. I like keeping fit, burning off that extra energy, and just focusing and zoning out over long stretches of empty track away from traffic.
I'd like to eventually complete enough marathons to become a spartan, and I'd like to cut a lot off my time, though the only person I compete against is myself. As long as I am still enjoying running, and enjoying it while I'm doing it, I'm not too worried with the results.