Saturday, 24 March 2007

prolonging the life of the geese

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, March 24, 2007 with 5 comments
Quote of the day: "An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry" - T. S. Eliot

Thursday's track results
3000m
M45 Colin Farlow 10:16
M45 Richard Faulks 11:13
M50 Geoff Sims 13:06
W35 Amanda Walker 12:27
W50 Kathy Southgate 10:45 88.9%
W55 Kathy Sims 13:03

allrounder was delighted to run a pb of 13:32. Will she be the next big improver to break through the 13 minute barrier?

Pennington 1500m
1 Kevin Chamberlain M60 5:05
2 Mick Horan M45 4:41
3 Amalendu Edelsten M45 4:43
4 Ken White M50 5:02
7 Tony Booth M65 5:58
14 Neil Boden M55 6:07
17 Roger "6 foot" Pilkington M45 6:52

spiral 8
4 Kathy Sims W55 15:03
6 Geoff Barker M60 17:06
8 Kathy Southgate W50 13:33
11 Katie Forestier W40 13:37
12 Ken White M50 13:38
14 Kevin Chamberlain M60 14:32
16 Neil Boden M55 14:49
24 Amalendu Edelsten M45 12:22
27 Tony Booth M65 18:16
30 Roger Pilkington M45 16:02

Things I (re)learned today:
1. Don't wear new shoes in a 32km run
2. Don't assume that, just because you can run 24k at 5min per k comfortably, you can therefore run 32k at 4:30 per k comfortably.
3. You really should carbo load for runs that take more than two hours, even if they are "only" tempo runs.

I went through 21k comfortably in 97 mins, but was walking by 26k.

5 comments:

  1. Wow - sounds like a tough run Geoff. At least you've (re)learned some lessons before the marathon.

    I'm still impressed by Kathy's 3k. I wonder what that's worth as a 30-year-old? 9:30 maybe?

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  2. Well done Geoff, Maria, Helen and Charlie on making 32km - makes my mind boggle, makes my feet ache a bit too.....

    Kathy is a Champ - not only did she run an awesome 3km and 400m, then she ran the Adler encouraging everyone along the way - she tried to chat to me but I couldn't speak - gave her the thumbs up though :o)

    Ready for the 5000m on Thursday ET?

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  3. ET is desperate to run 20.49 in the 5000. He has only a month left as an M45 and the chance to claim boasting rights over his long time arch (now virtual) rival.

    Perhaps you could be his pacemaker Speedy Goose.

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  4. Sadly wannabe, I can't run 20:49. That's much too fast right now for a soon to be old fella. Perhaps next season.

    22 would be good Speedy Goose. You only have to run 1:45 per lap. Though don't expect me to talk at that frantic pace.

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  5. The Good News is that I CAN run 20:49 and I would be happy to pace you for that ET, but I wouldn't be able to talk - however I would be really happy to be your 'Pacemaker' for 22:00 as we discussed - don't know that I can talk at that pace either!!!

    Go the Geese in the marathon - you are all making my feet sore :o)

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