Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Congratulations, Reg, it's a . . . squid

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 with 3 comments
quote of the day: The start of a World Cross Country event is like riding a horse in the middle of a buffalo stampede. It's a thrill if you keep up, but one slip and you're nothing but hoof prints - Ed Eyestone

There is nothing quite like putting the feet up after a long hard run.

1. Naps are ideal, but even ten minutes with your feet up is beneficial - promotes circulation, relaxes heart rate.

2. A bit of a break, even a whole day off, is best after after your longest day. More so than after your fastest day, from which you can expect recovery to be quicker!

3. So when you have run long, elevate your legs for recovery every chance you get.

4. “Putting your feet up” is not just a synonym for inactivity!

Now that I am here I might as well take a break.

Vets track program for Thursday 16 November
6.00 3000m, weight, pole vault
6.15 60m
6.30 1000/3000m walk
7.00 high jump
7.00 1500m, shot/discus
7.30 400m
7.45 triple jump, 200m hurdles, shot/discus
8.00 4 x 100m relay
8.15 spiral 6


1. Annette Sugden has been running in the ACT since at least 1990, and has bursts of consistency- for example her half marathons are always around the 1:40 mark. Rumour has it she might be seen on the track this summer, running in some record threatening relay teams.

2. Yesterday's movie was Bruce Almighty. Many of the Jim Carrey movies crack me up; he is good too in straight roles. A different sort of comedy today.

3. It is supposed to snow today (in November!). No sign of it yet though. I will tempt fate & run the Stakes today. Although the sky is starting to get black out there.


  1. yes at 4:48pm today it was actually snowing in our back yard.

  2. I managed to outwalk the snow - just! I know this film, I think, not quite sure. It had Tim Allen in it, am I thinking of the right one?

  3. I don't think so.
    "This is going to replace the CD soon, so I'll have to buy the White Album again... "