Friday, 20 July 2018

This week’s speedygeese training sessions

Posted by speedygeoff on Friday, July 20, 2018 with No comments
Sunday 15 July: Run report [Dave]:
Looks like William didn’t do his video today so here’s an abbreviated Speedygeese long run report.
12 Speedygeese turned up at Ainslie for a reasonably flat run around Mt Ainslie (and Mt Pleasant for those who did the long version). 6 geese, including me, did the 12k and 6 did the 18k.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing but was all good fun. In 0 degrees with no sun, William and Thach shot to the lead early and took us down a wrong path. We ended up back on track until Jen kept trying to take us the wrong way on a course she designed ๐Ÿ˜ฑ. (I think she’s come to realise that it’s okay to just chill (literally) and go with the flow when you’re on the wrong track).
When it was time for the short runners to head back to the start (short as in short course not short as in me ๐Ÿ˜‚), everyone except Jen decided they didn’t want to do the extra 6k after all. Jen and I did a fine job of convincing 5 of them to follow her.
Giles did the short version but ended up with 20 plus km after running from and to home. Thach and Allie (welcome Allie - sorry I didn’t catch your dog’s name, but enjoyed the encounter with him/her, which shall not be described here in detail ๐Ÿคฃ) were last seen well ahead of the short run pack. William disappeared early, but there is video evidence on fb of him running in the airport terminal (not sure if they caught him) ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
By the time we finished it was a balmy 2 degrees. Half of us ended up at Edgar’s (inside thanks to me ๐Ÿ˜œ) for coffee and fuel.
Meanwhile, 6 Speedygoats headed up Mt Tennent (1,000m) elevation. What else can I say? Were not sure whether they are tough or insane, but we admire them whichever it is. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’ช
Well it wasn’t so short after all (sorry ๐Ÿคฃ). Let’s do it all again next weekend. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Monday 16 July at Parliament House: Running 12 x 170m mostly uphill on 150 seconds were Bernardo, Isaac, Jen, Craig, new David, Dave, Rae, Vanessa, Pieta, Brownie and me.

Thursday 19 July at Parliament House: Just six of us on a very cold night running a 1200m fast followed by 15 minutes of fast/slow 200m laps on the small oval. I partly participated while Giles, Brendan Isaac, Dave and Jen did the session.

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