Friday, 26 January 2018

recent speedygeese training sessions

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, January 26, 2018 with No comments
Sunday 21 January long run report [Dave]:
Beautiful weather for a longish run at 7am this morning and a great flattish, shady course around Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura, chosen by Ewen, for the Speedygeese long run. Nobody got lost this time, despite Ewen’s minimalist pre-run briefing: “just run that way and turn around when you get to 8k” (which I don’t think anybody else heard anyway). 🤣
Twelve runners set off this morning, somewhat less than usual due to today’s Goulburn parkrun trial and yesterday’s Kowen Trail Races (congrats to all those who ran, especially Sarah-Jane who finished first female in the half marathon). 😱 😮
Almost everyone ended up doing the short version, despite the best intentions of some to do longer. Ewen, Jennie, Jen, Giles, Warrick, Pieta, Shiree, Fiona and I all did 16k. Brownie did a bit extra to finish with 19k. Sandeep did 17k and Ruth claimed she ran 17 with him, by manually adding one km to Strava, but we all know what that means. 😂 🤔
Coffee and breakfast (for some) was enjoyed at Poppy’s café.

Monday 22 January at Parliament House: 24 people training this evening in very warm conditions, overcast and muggy, no breeze at all. The session was 10 x normal 100m hills on 90, then from the top of the hill 5 x 200m descent+ascent on 2 mins. Participating were Colin, Isaac, Bernado (new), Kevin, Celina, Chloe, Jacob, Jane (new), Eliza (new), Molly (new), Kelley, Giles, Ruth, Warrick, Ewen, Jinny, Jen, Bron, Rae, Vanessa, Jennie, Craig while Dave jogged around nearby and I supervised.

Thursday 25 January at Stromlo Forest Park: many younger runners have joined us recently (see Monday's report above) and the youngest yet joined us this Thursday evening. A session of 3 x 1k with a 1k jog in between was enjoyed by Colin, Jen, Dave, Isaac, Bron, Sandeep, Jennie, Ruth, Ewen. In the vicinity were Janene doing a longer jog, Gregg riding nearby, Richard with Daniel (new! See photos below.), while I supervised, feeling flat.



Afterwards Tim Grainger invited us to attend an informal promotional photo shoot at the soon-to-be-launched Coombs parkrun venue. Photos by Tim:



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