Tuesday, 19 October 2010

not hurting as much

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 with 1 comment
The speedygeese dinner is on tonight! 34 is the final count.

Training last night at Parliament House: Ewen, Brett & I jogged early; so did Christopher a little later. Then for the main session we ran on the lower grass area around the cones, on time. 3 minutes fast, 3 slow, 2 fast 2 slow, 1 fast 1 slow, 30 seconds fast /slow, 1 fast/slow, 2 fast/slow, 3, 2, finally 1 for 30 minutes of training. The grass was fairly long but we soon had a path trodden out. Participating were Andrew, Brett, Bronwyn, Caroline, Cathy, Craig, Damian, Ewen, me, Graeme, Helen, Kym, Leanne, Maria, Mick H, Nadine, Ruth & Yelena. After jogging both Saturday and Sunday, I was pleased to run 6k+ early, and 6k+ later, without major problems. But very slow. The hamstring is not hurting as much as it was, but I must continue to be cautious.

Before we trained, Nadine was awarded her book prize for managing to be the 100,000th visitor to this blog. I could hardly give her a book about running as she works at the AIS and has a comprehensive library of sports science books. Having ascertained that her reading of literature has barely got past the early 19th century (i.e. Jane Austen), I decided I would bring her up to date by presenting her with a superior example of contemporary young adult speculative fiction; the newly released Terry Pratchett's "Wee Free Men; The Beginning" which consists of the first two of the Tiffany Aching stories: "The Wee Free Men", and "Hat Full of Sky". I expect a book review one day, Nadine!

I have read these and the third book too, "Wintersmith", and I have the fourth in the series, "I Shall Wear Midnight" which has only just been released in hardcover, but haven't read it yet.

The Customs 5k last Friday was a little damp, and as a result no speedygeese ran. And even though Floriade has finished for the year, this coming Friday the run will continue to be held on the Floriade course. It takes a while for beds to be dug up and the fences dismantled.

New photo
Graeme running at the Arboretum.

Old photo
Jenny and I on the Alpine Way, December 1970. We were 22 years old then, married, and our first child was 6 months away.

1 comment:

  1. 22! Is anyone that young? I thought Thea was young!