Monday, 5 March 2007

Half Tilt

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, March 05, 2007 with 1 comment
quote of the week: "We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort" - Jesse Owens.

My training progress
last week's target: 120k
achieved: 120k
year total to date: 961k in 9 weeks
this week’s target: 85k perhaps
weight: 63kg and fluctuating (fluids in the heat?)

Despite the heat I achieved the target distance last week, owing to four training runs over the weekend. Now to ease off for a tilt at a fast Weston Creek Half Marathon; I will run hard(ish) at training today, jog Tuesday and Wednesday, run a 3000m on Thursday, and jog again Friday and Saturday. I don't know about a time target for Sunday; but there is the small matter of defeating the speedy geese relay team in the Half Marathon. The score so far in half marathons is speedy coach 2; speedy geese nil. This time the team is Amanda, Katie and Ken; all three are big improvers so (they think) they might have a chance. My tactics will be to build up a massive lead. And extend it. And extend it further. So there.

Saturday's track championships
M45 Mick Horan 4:31.30
M45 Colin Farlow 4:36.51
M50 Ken White 5:04.53
M55 Shisei Oya 6:25.36
M65 Tony Booth 5:59.92
W40 Katie Forestier 5:32.02

M45 Mick Horan 57.07
M55 Shisei Oya 71.80
W40 Katie Forestier 73.43
W55 Maureen Rossiter 73.08

Sunday at the track - even hotter and more unpleasant than Saturday - saw few pbs, with the exception of Amanda in the 800m, who ran around the time of her recently established pb of 2:53.

1 comment:

  1. Shisei's 400 is quite respectable. I tip him to 'do an Amanda' next track season.

    My race of the weekend was Colin v Mick in the 1500. I don't think I've ever seen a wall hit so hard in the last 150m of a race as it was hit by Colin.