Saturday, 30 May 2015

ponder and wonder

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If you had today off running (as I did) I trust you will go hard tomorrow morning (as I will). Winter is coming and we must be strong!

Friday, 29 May 2015

better days

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Enjoy your long run this weekend.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

The myth of losing speed

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A very good article by Steve Magness.

"In the middle distance world, this concept of losing speed is widespread. Go to any coaching conference, hang around enough coaches, or just talk to your athletes and you’ll hear this concept over and over. It’s used as an argument against doing any kind of aerobic work, regardless of sport or event. It’s thought that only those “slow” distance kids should do long work because speed doesn’t matter much in their world. So they can afford to be slow.

"But here’s the thing, if you are losing speed that much during training, it’s not the long aerobic work that is doing it, it’s that your training sucks."

Read it at

" need a blend of aerobic and pure speed work throughout the year."

Yep. Middle distance runners can do large amounts of endurance training. And with speed work all year round, properly integrated into their training program, won't lose speed.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Training this week

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Thursday 21st: attended by Dave, me, Janene, Jen, Julia, Kathy, Louise, Stuart, Susan and Thea, we ran 12 x 300m in teams of two.

Monday 25th: Ewen and I ran early at Parliament House, Marie and Julia did the warm-up, then running 12 x 160m ramp intervals at Reconciliation Place were Alex, Andy, Diana, Garry, Isaac, Jen, Thommo, Peter, Pieta, Rae, Susan and Warrick.

Now who would have thought?

Thomson and Thompson

Thomson and Thompson

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

speedygeese race results

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 with 1 comment
Tuesday 19 May AMRA Black Mountain Run-Up 2.6k
9. Peter Burke M40 15:40
17 finishers

Friday 22 May Customs 5k
19 finishers

Saturday 23 May 5k Ginninderra Parkrun #160
40 Gary Bowen 23:30 M55
157 finishers

Saturday 23 May 5k Tuggeranong Parkrun #117
34 Isaac Muscat 22:20 M11
35 Jen Bright 22:22 W35
50 Leonie Doyle 24:02 W45
97 Kayla Anderson 27:15 W11
212 finishers

Saturday 23 May 5k Gungahlin Parkrun #83
116 finishers

Saturday 23 May YCRC Half Marathon Eve 5k
29. Ewen Thompson M55 22:55
56 finishers

Sunday 24 May YMCA Half Marathon
81. Peter Thomson M50 1:35:57
96. Geoff Moore M65 1:38:30 **first M65**
114. David Webster M60 1:40:28 **second M60**
180. Warrick Howieson M45 1:50:48
214. Roger Pilkington M55 1:55:09
406 finishers

Runners in the Half Marathon (Photos by John Kennedy)




Video by Ewen

Monday, 25 May 2015

Run to Paradise

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Song of the week: "Run to Paradise", by the Choirboys. Another good oldie.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

New ACTVAC Committee 2015-2016

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President Janice Banens
02 6262 3405
0414 411 024

Vice President Jayne Hardy
02 6236 8882
0421 610 053

Secretary Phill Toomey
02 6258 6316
0430 001 842

Treasurer Jo Cockwill
0424 600 535

Registrar Mike Clapper
0419 993 893

Brett Kingston
Lorna England
John Littler
Jim White
Raelene Campbell

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Where we went 9 June 2014 - Lake District

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