Monday night training saw the start of our winter pattern, with a return to longer intervals. It seemed strange to still have daylight saving, which finishes 6 April, a week later than it used to; good for us evening people but not so good for the morning people who have to get up before dawn in the cold and get their running in then. Present were Alan, Amanda, Christine G, Emma, Ewen, Gary, Geoff B, me, Joel, Kathy, Kelley, Ken, Mick C, Miranda, Neil, Ruth, and new starter Tony. We ran 3 x 950m with a 950m jog in between. Ewen and I started early at 4:30pm as usual and I totalled 17k.
The High Noon Meets have been announced; there will be track meets every three weeks during winter; I am going to recommend to members of our speedygeese training group that we target either a series of 3ks or a series of 5ks, as at each meet there will be a 3k/5k combo on offer. There will also be shorter races for those who are middle-distance-oriented. I do like the idea of trying a 5k every three weeks as it is a good measure of fitness without any real risk of compromising on-going training. A good idea is to use these races as time-trials as part of your training program.
WHERE: AIS Athletics Field, Bruce
WHEN: Sundays at 12:00, every 3 weeks: 25 May, 15 June, 6 July, 27 July, 17 August, 7 September, 28 September
WHAT: At least two sprints, one middle distance, and one long distance (3k/5k) event each time COST: $5
Marathon pain from the '70s
yes 'tis I
Changes to this website are in the pipeline. There is to be a name change from "SpeedyGeoff's School of Running" to "The Golden Goose", to coincide with the release of new training group T-shirts. The changes will mean you will have to update your links to this website, but otherwise you won't notice any difference. At the same time, because I am so snowed under, I am delegating administration of the website to a friend, Lil Faropo, and will email her my daily posts. The change will be made at the end of this month, on 31 April.
Meanwhile, enjoy the day!
Super Saturday Session aka SSS
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