Monday, 28 August 2006

Hot Rod

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, August 28, 2006 with 3 comments
quote of the week: “The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals.” - Hal Higdon

My training progress
last week's target: 80k actual 75k
this week’s target: 95k and 120 mins on the stepper
weight: 62kg and falling
song of the week: Running – Evermore, from "Real Life" - “let my feet hit the ground, running”

I have had a shocking cold since Thursday and couldn’t breathe too well in the half marathon. It was still the fastest of my three Canberra halves this year, but three minutes slower than at Doomben. If not for the cold, on current form a realistic expectation was sub 1:29, probably still short of my 1:27.30 target I had for 2006. However I will have to be content with 1:32.50 on a day when I was crook and felt like death not warmed up.

Now for some decent training; only three weeks to a shot at a fast 10k. No more halves until next year.

David Hume: Out of custom and habit.

I might have had a cold but Rod was hot.
Rod Lynch ran his maiden half marathon yesterday and was the fastest from the training group.


  1. I like the quote. As far as I'm concerned, cold or no cold, 1:32 is a decent time.

  2. I have to be happy - this has been my best year of the last 14 years, whatever else happens. And we are not getting any younger.

  3. I must remember that Hal Higdon quote :-)

    Congrats on a good run at the half. That would be a good time for anyone, any age, sick or not sick!