Sunday, 29 March 2009

Tale of two viewpoints

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, March 29, 2009 with 3 comments
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I ran only 16:29 for today's 4k race. Two runners were quicker than me; Ken Gordon won gold in the short handicap with a 16:26, and Bill Taylor an M30 also ran 16.26 off the same mark as Ken (two start groups in front of me).

On the other hand my age percentage was a meritable 83.2%.

I keep on oscillating between "I am running pretty badly" through to "I am running OK for my age" (with "and I can expect to keep on getting slower", which doesn't help.).

One indicator of my "progress" is how much training I have been able to do. With a quarter of the year already gone, here are some first-quarter comparisons.
2006 1099k
2007 1343k
2008 1158k
2009 935k

I have not been feeling too good this year, and it shows in my training. All is expected to improve after Easter! To keep myself motivated, I am trying to focus on improving that age percentage.

Here are the speedygeese times today:  
Stromlo 4k
23 Geoff Moore M60 16:29 83.2%
26 Neil Boden M55 18:45 71.9%
32 Cathy Montalto W55 20:03 76.8%
53 Gary Bowen M50 22:02 58.3%
54 finishers

Stromlo 8k
16 Ruth Baussmann W55 44:14 72.0%
24 Mick Charlton M55 41:55 65.3%
26 Alan Duus M60 39:48 71.6%
29 Yili Zhu M45 37:39 66.3%
31 Christopher Lang M55 41:19 66.9%
37 Roger Pilkington M50 35:08 72.8%
42 David Baussmann M55 38:54 71.1%
44 Miranda Rawlinson W55 43:16 71.2%
48 Rod Lynch M45 31:04 81.8%
61 Bronwyn Calver W35 38:57 67.5%
62 Margaret McSpadden W60 50:33 66.2%
96 Adam Robinson M35 47:38 47.8%
99 finishers

And now for something completely different ... everything you love about coffee..

...good to the last drop.

Or for Ewen, "goof to the last drop". (This is an in joke. LL understands.)


  1. Talk about making Ewen's dreams come true!!

  2. I'm a mug - I lost her phone number.

  3. Only a wombat would do that!! Forgot to add that was a great time you ran, speedyleader!