Friday, 18 January 2008

Back to cool weather

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, January 18, 2008 with 8 comments
...and the track
I ran a 1500m last night, surprised myself with ~5:24. It was cool but quite windy. I have decided (a) to have a break from track next week. Don't want to over-do it! (b) I should try more 1500s later on. (c) While it is cool, I will do a few runs longer than planned, starting this Sunday.
The 5:24 is about the same as my 2007 best time. And it has prompted me to add my M50 and M55 pbs to "my running" linked above.

Another beauty from
We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
But the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
Then one may be that, and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

No wonder I sometimes find writing for you gooses so hard!

I have entered the Shave Your 5K Challenge posed by Half-Fast. Two prizes - one for the most improved time wise, the other percentage-wise, from the beginning to the end of this year. If I improve at all it will be a miracle!

Adelaide High School Cross Country team, 1964.

We were the premier SA team that year, beating all other schools. OK, I am the one on the left. Dave Blewitt (second from left) was the state champion.


  1. I knew that! Looks like the cast from "Revenge of the Nerds".

    You ran well last night. Didn't you have a faster time than specialist middle distance runner Kevin C?

  2. I think it looks more like "Buddy Holly and the Crickets." ;)

  3. If you knew... Peggy Sue...

  4. You haven't changed much - very easy to recognise!

  5. And no wonder English is supposed to be the most difficult language to learn!

  6. But there are two Buddy Hollies ... or should that be Hollys??

  7. C'mon guys. What about "Four Musketeers?"

    Strewth's the closest with "haven't changed".

  8. They mightn't have changed in looks, but they have in speed.