Tuesday, 15 February 2011

run - as if you have a choice

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 with 4 comments
Training at Parliament House: a fine evening, some easterly breeze, slightly warm for the early run but most pleasant for the interval session. Caroline, Craig & I ran early, with Ruth, Katherine & Ewen close behind. Then we were joined by Abi, Andy, Christopher, Colin, Emma P, Joel, Kym, Mick C, Susan, Suzie, Tim, Yelena & Zac. The 30 minute continuous interval session was in teams of three at the lower flagpole rectangle, where each runner (a) raced down a diagonal (b) jogged a short edge and waited for their relay team member to arrive (c) raced up a long edge (d) jogged a short edge and waited, repeating this until the half hour was up. Which meant each runner had a good recovery while their two team-mates were running. This is the first time we have run such a relay around the lower flagpoles, a slightly longer interval than we had done before when running these "zigzag relays". Next week (or the week after) we may try for even teams and run longer intervals.

Song of the week. "RUN": by Leona Lewis: thanks to Jen for alerting me to this version of my favourite Snow Patrol song.

YCRC Women's 6k Jogalong result, Sunday 5 February
Helen Larmour W50 27:57
Sarah Pau W35 30:55
Kathy Sims W55 31:03
Katherine Sheppard W40 32:19
Thea Zimpel 34:13
Alison Sims 34:18
Caroline Campbell W65 35:39
Cathy Montalto W55 35:57
117 finishers

Candid Canberra #55 - Tawny Frogmouth

Photographed in Hackett in November by John Harding. Miranda and Andy Rawlinson had Tawny Frogmouths in their trees a while back. I wonder if there are still some around? They look amazing, and camouflage so well.


  1. Yes, evenly matched teams would be fun - a la the Sprint Marathon Relay. Only problem is how do the slower runners get sufficient recovery?

  2. Three person teams with optional jog will do it. Each person starts again where they finished the previous time. I've worked it all out and got it all ready to go...

  3. Sounds fun but tough (which is good of course)!

  4. Using the same area we used on Monday, weather and surface permitting, we shall form even teams of three where each member runs a diagonal PLUS a long straight before handing over to the next runner. Jog in between optional. The teams being even will depend on whether the runners and/or I know who is faster and who is slower than each of them. I hope a lot of runners turn up, the more the merrier.