Monday, 16 July 2007

Aki flies

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, July 16, 2007 with 2 comments
"Men, today we die a little." - Emil Zatopek at the start of the 1956 Olympic Marathon.

Aki finishing the Canberra Half Marathon. Her best times are at Telopea Park. I ran Telopea last year and the course is a bit dodgy: my time was a lot faster than I thought I was running: the Telopea course is not accredited so is likely to be short. No such problem with Cross Country Club courses though; they are never short!

You may have noticed that Aki has been picking up form again recently, and with patience and persistence in her training, will start to challenge the rest of us. Aki is tenacious, so will be very hard to shake for those of us who run around the 20 minute mark for 5k.

Aki has a devastating final sprint too, as she demonstrated again yesterday. Although it must be said, everyone can out-sprint Flashdrake at the end of a race!

Monday Morning Monitor
My training progress
achieved last week: 42k
year total to date: 2,268k in 28 weeks
this week’s target: 66k
weight: 67kg ▼

On the road again... I am just easing into it, a few km each day. But it is mightily cold outside! This Wednesday should be fun if the forecast is correct; snow with a range of zero to 5 for the city, which makes it -3 to 2 here in Holt. Brrrr.


  1. I'm praying for snow. If it's that cold, I want it to run in the snow!

    I like those dodgy course Geoff. I think the Vets should put on a 12 lap 5000 metres one night.

    Good to see Aki not stopping her Garmin on the line - also she's not quite as ugly a finisher as you ;)

  2. and she's lovely in a black dress and heels. also probably hotter than you, but i'm just being sexist there. feel free to challenge her to a "cute in a black dress with strappy heels"-off.