Monday, 26 May 2008

Monday Monitor

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, May 26, 2008 with 3 comments
My training progress
last week’s target: 100k
achieved: 81k
year 2008 total to date: 1766k in 21 weeks
this week's target: 100k
weight: 63kg ►◄
I feel I am on the verge of real improvement. And my decision to focus the rest of this year on the 3000m and 5000m seems justified after my good 1500m run yesterday, see below. I will see if I can run a few more 1500s.

song of the week:
“Violet Hill” Coldplay, from “Viva La Vida”
Was a long and dark December
From the rooftops I remember
There was snow
White snow

Clearly I remember
From the windows they were watching
While we froze down below

When the future's architectured
By a carnival of idiots on show
You'd better lie low

If you love me
Won't you let me know?

Was a long and dark December
When the banks became cathedrals
And the fog
Became God

Priests clutched onto bibles
And went out to fit their rifles
And the cross was held aloft

Bury me in honor
When I'm dead and hit the ground
A love back home unfolds

If you love me
Won't you let me know?

I don't want to be a soldier
With the captain of some sinking ship
With snow, far below

So if you love me
Why'd you let me go?

I took my love down to Violet Hill
There we sat in snow
All that time she was silent still

So if you love me
Won't you let me know?

If you love me,
Won't you let me know?

Saturday Mt Ainslie 9.5k
24. Mick Horan M45 41:14
47. Thea Zimpel 49:15
50. Caroline Campbell W65 54:29
52 finishers

Sunday High Noon track meet
Christine G, Joel, Ewen and I all do well
Joel ~57 seconds, first race for 3 years
Christine G ~68 seconds, first race for 7 years

Me ~5:18, best time since January 2004 when I ran 5:16 at the age of 55!
Ewen ~5:39, a considerable improvement on recent times

Vets Handicap – Oakey Hill 7.5k
Geoff Barker the first goose

10 Geoff Barker M60 39:35
20 Miranda Rawlinson W55 44:49
23 Colin Farlow M45 29:48
27 Kelley Flood W45 37:28
29 Ruth Baussmann W55 43:01
33 Alan Duus M60 38:55
35 Christopher Lang M55 41:04
38 Rod Lynch M45 30:08
47 Charlie McCormack W40 35:59
54 Kathy Sims W55 38:26
56 Mick Horan M45 33:06
69 Rae Palmer W60 40:47
70 Maria O'Reilly W50 37:25
77 Margaret McSpadden W60 48:05
85 Peter McDonald M50 41:19
87 Tony Booth M65 42:43
90 Helen Larmour W45 37:21
91 Roger Pilkington M45 36:43
93 Peter Hogan M60 44:00
115 finishers

Oakey Hill 3.5k
9 Ken White M50 14:39
12 Katie Forestier W40 14:43
17 Rachelle Ellis-Brownlee W35 17:04
23 Neil Boden M55 16:32
29 Amanda Walker W40 16:53
31 Gary Bowen M50 16:09
35 Cathy Montalto W55 18:56
60 finishers

No results out yet for the ABS Fun Run

At Stromlo training on Friday Miranda averaged 4:54 for the km intervals; I averaged 3:52. ACT Masters may have a new SpeedySecretary, Miranda has been nominated, stay tuned!

This Tuesday night I plan to attend the ACT Masters monthly social dinner, possibly my last birthday party.

"This months social dinner is at the Cornerstone Brasserie, Wests Rugby Union Club, Catchpole Street, Macquarie 7pm for 7.30 on Tuesday 27 May 2008. All meals are a very reasonable price, however seniors card holders can have soup and main course of roast and help yourself veg from as little as $11.50. If you don't want to eat just come and socialise."

And yesterday afternoon AthleticsACT held its AGM, outcomes tba


  1. Congrats on your 1500! That is great!

  2. Yes, I'd want the 100ths of seconds for such a great 1500.

    There were others (besides you, Christine, Sarah) missing from the results - also Liam and Sophie.

    Sounds like human error - worth giving Michelle a ring when she gets back to the office.

  3. It stinks when only the elite are catered for and everyone else can go jump. I have been in touch and they still won't tell me my time. Nothing has changed.