Tuesday, 22 July 2008

And Your Bird Can Sing

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 with 3 comments
Song of the day: "Talking Bird", by Death Cab for Cutie
Song of the week: "Lost!", by Coldplay

Training at Parliament House last night were, running 20 x 100m uphill on 90 seconds, Alan, Christopher, Emma, Helen, Jodie S, Joel, Miranda, Neil, Rachelle & Ruth. And Christine ran 10 x100m, Ewen & Yelena ran flatter longer intervals, and I jogged around recovering from Saturday and shouting times. Thanks goodness the wind died before we started our sprints up the hill, it was very cold there an hour earlier. We have one more similar Monday session to go before we move to more specific training for the track.

I have not yet decided which part of the weekly track pattern to do on Mondays in August, but it is getting lighter, and August last year averaged 15 degrees maximum which is somewhat more pleasant than July this year has been, so we should have more flexibility about what we can do.

Yesterday was quite chilly, well done everybody for coming out!

Last Saturday Ruth took Jodie S, Miranda & Rachelle around one of her 17km courses. That's a very long run for those who haven't done it before! I am most impressed, keep it up!

A speedygeese demotivator!

...But especially on the long runs whose goal is general endurance, there's no problem with runners just tagging along!

I do hope these de-motivators are helping you keep your perspective! They help me! We are only just up to "D" in the alphabet, there are many to come!

And your bird can sing... No I'm no singer...
Do you know anyone “on infinite repeat”?

“It’s all here for you as long as you don’t fly away"

At the risk of too much perspective, I will let Coldplay have the last word today:
You might be a big fish
In a little pond
Doesn't mean you've won
'Cause along may come
A bigger one
And you'll be lost!


  1. i see speedygeese are popping up everywhere in the Run 4 Your Life mag - first Griffin in his CR cap in Kuala Lumpur and now Rachelle in the letters section...

  2. I had better do a R4YL promo here soon! I feel an ACTMA promo coming to R4YL any time soon!

  3. Great letter from Rachelle - I note at that time she refers to ACT Vets!