Monday, 26 March 2007


Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, March 26, 2007 with 1 comment
quote of the week: "Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work; it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." - unknown

My training progress
last week's target: 110k
achieved: 93k
year total to date: 1,231k in 12 weeks
this week’s target: 110k, maybe a 5k race on Thursday
weight: 63.5kg

With only three weeks to the Canberra Marathon, and seven weeks to the ACT Half Marathon, I had better get right into my training routine this week. Fortunately food revived me after the long run Saturday, I was pretty shaky at the end and had lost over ten minutes in the last few kms, partly lack of nutrition, partly foot soreness from new shoes. In the marathon shoes won't be a problem as I have an older pair I will use; unlike Saturday weather will be cold for the marathon, it has cooled down already; half the marathon course is flat, which suits me; I won't have had a massage the day before; I won't have gone out to a club the night before; I won't forget to have a big midnight plate of pasta; and for those and other reasons I should be able to handle 4:30 thru 4:45 pace on the day and finish less tired than on Saturday!

World Cross Country Mombasa
Two friends of the speedygeese ran, their results:
57 Sarah Salmon 30:57
team result Australia 6th
71 Martin Dent 40:00
team result Australia 9th

ACTVAC monthly handicap, Kowen Forest 7.5k
15 Amanda Walker W35 34:54
16 Alan Duus M60 37:02
19 John Alcock M60 38:31
25 Colin Farlow M45 29:58
27 Richard Faulks M45 31:20
35 Christopher Lang M55 39:42
40 Pam Faulks W45 43:57
49 Charmaine Knobel W55 39:25
52 Rod Lynch M45 29:59
54 Barbara Tucker W55 43:45
62 Roger Pilkington M45 33:07
65 Peter McDonald M50 38:03
70 Geoff Sims M55 39:39
94 Kathy Sims W55 40:35
97 Caroline Campbell W60 46:05

7 Carol Baird W55 16:09
9 Neil Boden M55 16:07
10 Katie Forestier W40 14:58
33 Ken White M50 15:49

All my friends are turning 60
Happy birthday Peter Hogan, 60 today.

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday Peter! New age-group :) I hear it's much easier than the M55s ;)