Tuesday, 23 February 2010

At Parliament House training yesterday: Andrew, Bronia, Bronwyn, Caroline, Ewen, Garry, Gary, me, Heidi, Helen, Jennifer, Joel, Katherine, Leanne, Neil, Penny, Ruth, Sindia, Tim, Victoria, Warrick, Yelena. 22, not quite the record of 30 I was hoping for, but there are other events on like the Sprint-Marathon relay on Sunday and the Stromlo Summer Series race today, we all need to pick and choose what we can do from week to week. But this week the weather was perfect for our Monday session. We ran on the same loop as last week - somewhere around 370m depending on who you ask - but in the reverse direction. And we had teams of four as well as three, giving some runners a longer break enabling them to focus more on speed than on endurance. Like last week, we had random teams, which is fun, with runners not knowing who they were to be teamed with. This session is hard however, and like last week there were a couple of "casualties" who didn't survive the thirty minutes of hard running. Typically a runner in the 3 person teams got in about 7 or 8 intervals in the 30 minutes. And finally, Yelena did a brilliant job managing to remember everyone's names when we had our introductions; next week, it's Warrick's turn!

On the subject of long walks: early tomorrow there's the "Terry Connolly ORGANised Walk"
"Join more than 1,000 Canberrans and residents of the region in a morning run, jog or walk around Lake Burley Griffin. The walk will kick off at Regatta Point and circle around the lake via the Kings Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue bridges. There’ll be a free barbeque breakfast on the grass at Regatta Point afterwards, and families, friends and pets are very welcome.
Terry Connolly ORGANised Walk
Wednesday 24 February 2010
6.45am for a 7.00am start
Register your participation now at www.giftoflife.asn.au – it’s free!

The four hour pacer finishes the marathon
Canberra 2006. 3:58.38. For me there was a feeling of elation to have achieved the goal of a steady four-hour pace run. There was a large pack early - see my current blogger profile photo! Here at the finish line most of the pack had well and truly cleared out ahead of me! It was a great feeling to have helped so many other runners achieve their goals.

"...the [one] who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic-the [one] who actually does the work, even if roughly and imperfectly, not the [one] who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." - Theodore Roosevelt, 1891


  1. That is is great pic Geoff!

  2. I bags being in a 5-person team next Monday! Warrick will be fine - unless 35 geese turn up ;)