Monday, 13 November 2006

The secret of life? The secret's in the sauce.

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, November 13, 2006 with 2 comments
My training progress
last week's target: 80k, actual 40k
this week’s target: 80k!
weight: 64kg and steady
comment: I am still not 100% so I have not been running too well or too often.

running quote: " Blink and you miss a sprint. The 10,000 meters is lap after lap of waiting. Theatrically, the mile is just the right length - beginning, middle, end: a story unfolding. ~Sebastian Coe

song of the week: U2 – With Or Without you. Some of my friends were at the U2 concert on Saturday night. They do a brilliant live version of the old song “With Or Without You”. I still remember using this as a warm-up track for aerobics classes I used to take, back in the 1980’s.

how myths start

recovery by walking
As you age, even after a short run your legs may refuse to recover for two or more days. Certainly they will not recover as well as they used to. So to speed up recovery without trying to keep on running, maybe a long walk is in order? One of my best marathon recoveries was walking around the streets of Perth after a national marathon. Though I do recall dropping into several pubs during the walk....

As long as you are doing some hard and intense training during the week, such recovery days are fine!

1. Amalendu Edelsten has recently joined our training group, and has just entered the M45 age group, where he beat off Paul Considine and Colin Farlow to finish second to Elaine Cooper in the Pennington 3000. What other sport did Amalendu originally compete in, at the elite level?

2. Today’s movie is a classic "girls" movie which I also like! It has a longish name. And some great one liners.

"Face it, girls. I'm older and I have more insurance!"

"Oh, it don't make no kind of sense. A big old ox like Grady won't sit next to a coloured child, but he eats eggs which shoot right out of a chicken's ass."

3. Yesterday’s title is from the famous “aardvark” episode of Blackadder, where Dr Johnstone is writing his dictionary, and Blackadder & co try to write a replacement, producing definitions of “C” a wobbly thing that mermaids swim in, “Cat” Not a Dog, etc.


  1. "Do you have a problem with your sexuality? -Uh....No, ma'am. But, I do have a problem with my girdle. Would you excuse me for a moment?"

    ... these are fun, keep them coming! (although there's plenty of other things I ought to be doing!) :o)

  2. I so clearly remember the movie line but forgot where it came from ... until the pic gave it away :-)