Wednesday, 26 February 2014

De-lurking day

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 with 10 comments
The lurker is the frequent visitor to the blog who reads, enjoys, but never comments. Yet on this day I invite you to say hello. It is not only a liberating act but warms our collective souls to see who else is out there in the blogosphere. So where are you from? What do you do? How often do you visit? Any info will be devoured by Ewen and myself.
Just say hello or make an observation, what is the best run you have had or which post have you enjoyed the most?
I have opened up the comments. Hoping the spam robots stay away.
You can continue to lurk tomorrow.


One of the lurkers, Peter Thomson at Sunday's Vets Handicap. Photo by John Harding

Recent speedygeese training sessions: On Sunday 23 February @ Stromlo Forest Park: Andrew, Dave, me, Jen, Joel & Kylie met to run a session of 4 x 1km with a full km recovery. Then Dave went on to race the Vets Handicap, as he does, while Jen and I caught up with some old friends we hadn't seen for a while, since the handicap was being held at our training venue.

On Monday 24 February @ Parliament House: Ewen, Kanjana (visitor) a.k.a. Gung, and I ran early, then for Rose Garden 200s Jen ran them on 2:15 and Christopher, Ewen, Marilyn, Mick C, Ruth and Gung all ran them on 2:45. The numbers were down because at least six of our number were dealing with injury or illness this week, including Colin who turned up on a bicycle, and others were missing because they were away. [Edit: Bronwyn completed the session later the same day, held up by a late finish to cricket]

Parliament House

Ewen, Gung and I returning from our 8k warm-up run. Photo by Jim Tucker!

Weston Park 5k

Last night's summer Series race at Weston Park. You can actually see Vanessa and me walking up to the start, with Jen and Mick C. closer to the camera. Of course you cannot see Ewen as he is behind the camera on this occasion. Nice and shady!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Geoff, I'm an avid lurker!
    The niggle I had on my last Monday session with you in January turned out to be an inflamed tendon (tib. post.) so I am only just getting back into running again. Was enjoying running in Canberra so much that I overdid it slightly and didn't have enough recovery. Oh well, lesson learnt (until next time). Still planning to race the 80km trail run at the end of March even though I won't get much decent training in.

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    1. Brilliant post at http://waitakathlete.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/two-weeks-of-climbing-and-tramping-in.html -- great pictures, what an adventure!!

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  2. Hi Geoff, Abi here. As you know, I'm a regular lurker. It's my daily dose of 'running' and catching up on speedygeese news despite not having been able to return to training 9 almost 9 months after having Max! I am aiming to return this coming Monday though, even if just for a jog around. Fingers crossed.

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    1. I just happen to have photos of a happy little goose, ready to post next time you appear, be it for a run or for post run relaxation :-)

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  3. Hello SG from very humid Kiama. Am about to go for a run along the very undulating coast path. Ran last w'end Lake G Parkrun (a first for me!) so now on the hunt to improve times, but won't get near your speedy Gungalin time I fear. Hope to make training on Monday if we are back in time. Cheers -- M. (aka Kiama lurker!)

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    1. 28.24 is not bad first up. You will beat that next time, keep training! This week I run Ginninderra all being well, the following week I will be down your way near Kiama, Jamberoo to be precise! I don't think there is a Jamberoo parkrun though, we could always start one?

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  4. don't forget I did my speedygoose session after the actual speedygeese session!

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  5. I'm Wombat, from south of the border. I run (and dig holes).

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    1. I have noticed you lurking in full view. But stay off the roads, there is too much wombat roadkill.

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