Monday, 10 December 2007


Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, December 10, 2007 with 1 comment

My training progress
last week’s target: 70k
achieved: 87k
year total to date: 3,674k in 49 weeks
this week’s target: 70k
weight: 66kg ▼
song of the week: “Unforgetful You”, by Jars of Clay, from "If I Left the Zoo”.
"You never minded calling me a child
Well, i guess that's how i acted all the while
But you live through every tantrum
You see through every lie
Though they seem to be more common
I just wanted to know why".

My targets for 2008.
The following races are penciled in as "flat-out":
03 January 3000m track
10 January 3000m track
17 January 3000m track
23 January BBQ Stakes 6k
27 January Campbell Park 3k
31 January 3000m track
07 February 3000m track
12 February 5k Stromlo
14 February 3000m track
21 February 10,000m track (first important race)
28 February 3000m track
04 March Molonglo Reach 6k
13 March 5000m ACTVAC championships
21 March 10,000m AMA championships
23 March 5000m AMA championships
08 April Canberra Marathon (not too fast!)
18 May Canberra Half Marathon (first M60 race)

If I keep to the plan, anything else I run up to 18 May would at best be a "tempo run".

Training sessions at Parliament House December/January.
10 December a repeat of last week's session
17 December no training, group dinner
24 December no training, Christmas Eve!
31 December no training, New Years Eve!
7 January start of 4-5 weeks of anaerobic training: I have mapped all training sessions I expect to be conducting in 2008, and the only anaerobic work scheduled for Parliament House during the year will be in January through to mid February.

Training sessions at Stromlo Forest Park
, Saturday mornings, 9am.
This is the perfect venue for a range of interval training sessions, and the perfect surface for minimising injury while developing speed and strength.
15 December 3x1k
22 December 3x1k
29 December 3x1k
5 January 3x1k
12 January 3x1k and so on into mid February.
As perfect as the venue is, I still have a wish list: It would be nice to have some trees/shade, none of those pesky flies, an underpass to the grass circuit so we don't get collected by cyclists, and a hitching rail or at least a seat for hamstring stretches.

1 comment:

  1. Where are the "flat-out" 800s and 1500s?

    Good to see another 10,000 in 21 Feb... if you break 40, my goal is NOT TO BE LAPPED AGAIN!