Monday, 26 June 2006

We are a flourishing training group

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, June 26, 2006 with 1 comment
We are a flourishing training group - just look at the runners in Sunday's race! Lots of excellent performances on a freezing morning.

My training progress
last week's target 110km actual 64km. heh!
this week’s target 120km. hmm!
weight 65kg and falling
song of the week One Last Breath – Creed
quote of the week “run to the half way mark as if it were the race itself” - Percy Cerutty

Last week I had a bit of a cold because of long runs in the cold! The race at Mt Ainslie (see below) was a struggle and not as fast as I ran as an M50 once. However I am happy with the time and seem to be still on track. This week I hope to run extra kms, if I can find any spare time, because we are off to Sydney next week and I won't be doing a lot of running there, probably. Hey Sydney readers, any good runs around the Baulkham Hills area? Early mornings, Tuesday 4 July and on, will be my only option. This week's training plans may disappear out the window if I get no sleep tonight watching the soccer. Go Aussies!

Yesterday’s Vets Handicap – Mt Ainslie
Long course – 9.3k
3 Barbara Tucker W55 50:18 gold
10 Barbara Williams W60 49:47
12 Alan Duus M60 45:04
14 Roger Pilkington M45 38:50
15 Cathy Newman W45 43:31
20 Rod Lynch M45 36:49
21 Kathy Sims W55 46:10
27 Ruth Baussmann W55 53:07
31 Geoff Moore M55 39:45
37 Jill Brown W55 54:27
40 Pam Faulks W45 52:52
46 John Kennedy M55 39:59
50 Maria O'Reilly W50 42:22
54 Christopher Lang M55 50:07
57 Graeme Small M60 55:30
64 John Alcock M60 47:14
65 Helen Larmour W45 44:40
66 John Stoney M40 46:26
72 Geoff Sims M55 49:07
73 Colin Farlow M40 37:43
77 Peter McDonald M50 48:11
79 Margaret McSpadden W55 55:06
81 Neville Madden M50 46:02
83 Geoff Barker M60 51:33
88 Charmaine Knobel W50 50:11
90 David Webster M50 42:47
94 Amanda Walker W35 50:42
98 Alice Scott W60 68:00
108 Tony Booth M65 54:58

Short course – 4.5k
4 Amanda Chew W45 26:11 silver
21 Neil Boden M55 20:14
22 Katie Forestier W40 19:11
30 Gary Bowen M45 18:56

Food for thought
In our Veterans athletic club, three very important things to foster are
...1. A good (welcoming) (supporting) atmosphere, as in our motto "Fitness Through Fellowship", and
...2. good communications by EVERY means possible, and
...3. good solid contemporary rock music. (sorry, a minor typo, that should read “flourishing training groups”).

Tuesday Run
Given the soccer, a sleep in will be called for tomorrow. Here is the perfect way to start the day: (from Ian Clout, ABS)
"With a sunny day forecast for tomorrow, what better way to spend your lunchtime than having a go at the Ginninderra Handicap. As the bikepath is still unavailable for the first half km of the course, meeting place is in the car park behind Bella Vista restaurant, from about 12.10pm."

1 comment:

  1. I like that Percy Cerutty quote. I might try it one day when there's nobody watching.