Sunday, 30 September 2018

My running streak day 21

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This morning, a perfect Canberra spring morning, I ran 8k at Stromlo with Ewen, including striding out six times over 200m. The savage October magpie was nowhere in sight, again.

Here's Giles (21.01) running at Ginninderra parkrun yesterday. See, there were dogs.

speedygeese at my parkrun #100

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14 David CLARKE 20:45 M60
15 Giles LAMB 21:01 M45
33 Cameron CURRY 23:16 M35
36 Geoff MOORE 23:46 M70
37 Ryan HUYNH 23:47 M10
38 Isaac MUSCAT 23:47 M11
39 Jen BRIGHT 23:48 W40
40 Thach HUYNH 23:48 M40
44 James O'NEILL 24:06 M50
45 David BAUSSMANN 24:11 M65
47 Candy Potter ~24:20
50 Amanda COOK 24:26 W40
53 Jennifer KELLETT 24:37 W60
57 Sandeep CHANDRA 24:49 M45
58 Lisa MCDONALD 24:50 W40
60 Ewen THOMPSON 25:03 M60
77 Victoria HENNIG 26:34 W60
79 Janene KINGSTON 26:50 W50
86 Bron SPARKES 27:11 W40
99 Jack SIMPSON 28:18 M10
106 Ricky SOMERVILLE 29:04 M50
132 Ruth BAUSSMANN 31:18 W65
141 William ARTHUR 32:04 M65
146 Suzie GYE 32:10 W40
147 Susan Sturgeon finished with Suzie
157 Daniel SIMPSON 33:37 M10
158 Margaret MCSPADDEN 33:37 W70
161 Andrew SIMPSON 33:50 M45
172 Jane LILLEY 36:12 W45

What a great turnout. In addition, Bronwyn was taking photos, William was event Director, CJ was a course marshal, there were four speedygoslings in strollers, and an unknown number of dogs.


Dave at Ginninderra - 20:45

Saturday, 29 September 2018

My running streak day 20 and parkrun #100

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I ventured to Lake G with the largest gaggle of speedygeese yet seen at a parkrun and ran a 12 month Ginninderra PB of 23:46.
Total distance for the morning was in excess of 15k. No niggles; all is well!

Celebrating #100




More photos to come!

Friday, 28 September 2018

My running streak day 19

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I did jog today - 2k or so.

Sandeep trains much further than I do.The vest is a give-away. Must dig mine out for long summer runs.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

My running streak day 18

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I ran 6.2k on soft grass trying to recruit some fast twitch fibres for Saturday's 5k, while not over exerting. The speedygeese ran Rose Garden 200s: Jennie, Ruth, Lisa, Tori, Brownie, Isaac, Jen, Colin and Anthony. Ewen and Dave trotted around with them. Also spotted were Jacob, Lisa's Andrew, Lucy and Oliver, and a couple of Muscats.

Here's to hills:

Our Runner Susan

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

My running streak day 17

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A visit to the gym for an hour in the morning didn't involve any running.
In the afternoon I did a 3k tempo run from home, to keep the streak going.

More inspiring is one of our speedier speedygeese, Sarah Maree.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

My running streak day 16

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I am still finding 8k a bit long. I am still hoping to adapt and go longer in future. So, today, I ran 8.3k at about 6's.

Here's one fast speedygoose, Sarah-Jayne.

Keep Me Crazy

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Song of the week - Keep Me Crazy - at https://youtu.be/CBKm4mr3heY

Monday, 24 September 2018

My running streak day 15

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I jogged around, 5.6k, while the speedygeese ran relays. Present were Ewen, Ricky, Brownie, Dave, Jennie, Isaac, Jen, Tori, Anthony, Narelle, Ruth, Bernardo, and me.
(I also did a 60 minute Group Active exercise class in the morning)


Carolyne and Jennie

Thompson and Thomson

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Lisa ( and Ewen at Braidwood )

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... and still running PBs

My running streak day 14

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Today I ran at 8am with Andrew at Stromlo Forest Park. He ran 1km intervals and during his cooldown I ran with him and completed 6 x 200m on the outer loop.

There were speedygeese at a fun run this morning too, as well as at other locations.


Canberra Times 10k fun run (short)

Saturday, 22 September 2018

My 99th parkrun at Gungahlin

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Starting off


Partway home and all alone


Suzie and Sophia another PB.

Terrie's 50th at Coombs parkrun

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Andrew Smith, Pieta Smith, Terrie Agnew (50th)

My running streak day 13.

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I ran the Gungahlin parkrun today and surprised myself by doing a 2018 pb of 23.38, even faster than the flat Seacliff course a few weeks ago where I tried hard for a 23.55. Perhaps the running streak is working.


William at the inaugural Braidwood Showgrounds parkrun today.

Friday, 21 September 2018

My running streak day 12

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Just 4k today as I spent an hour in the gym doing a wide variety of exercises.


Craig Wurtz racing uphill.

My running streak day 11

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Thursday at speedygeese Colin, Jen, Isaac and Jennie ran 15 x Reconciliation Place ramp intervals (about 150m uphill), Ewen ran a number of them, I ran a number of them (1 is a number) and Dave ran a number of them (zero is a number). I totalled 6.7k.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Bron & Dom

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Bron is a proud mum.


Dom's team wins premiership - he'd only joined them ~5 weeks earlier!


One of Andrew's sons is in the group as well!

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

My running streak day 10

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I was a bit tired today, so I only I jogged 2.5k before and after a 60 minute gym session. It's no problem at this stage if I do that occasionally when I need a rest.

Kristy Z at Berlin

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

My running streak day 9

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Today I had time to do a short run from home - 8.5k at an easy pace.


The speedygeese turn up everywhere. This would be the Goorooyarroo (note spelling) half marathon from last Saturday. I'm not sure who the runner is!

Caroline Campbell at World Masters, Malaga

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Caroline Campbell W75
800m 6th 3:53.17
1500m BRONZE 7:52.25
6k cross country 5th 38:52
10k road 4th 61:49

Monday, 17 September 2018

My running streak day 8

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A Monday slightly better than my day 1: I ran 8.8k total with several runs of 400m with the speedygeese. Present at today's training session were Giles, Ricky, Jen, Jenny, Narelle, Warrick, Colin, Isaac, Craig, Anthony, Peter, Ewen and me. Christopher was also in the vicinity.

Here's a recent photo of Giles.

Kathy Sims at Malaga

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Silver medal for Australia in the 4x400m relay

Sunday, 16 September 2018

My running streak day 7

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My first Sunday run back at Stromlo Forest Park for a while. Most Sundays for now I plan to arrive there at 8:00am, at least until the hot weather arrives. If any reader would like to join me there, you are welcome. Otherwise please avail yourself of the weekly long Sunday morning run organised by trail running members of the speedygeese.

Because I haven't trained there for a while, this week it was an easy warm-up, followed by 6 x 200m strides, then an easy cool-down.

I was joined by Andrew.

Andrew's parkrun, yesterday at Ginninderra. 21:48.



Father and son Kevin 21:49 and Jacob 21:33 at the same parkrun yesterday.



Three fast parkrunners!

Saturday, 15 September 2018

My running streak day 6

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Gungahlin parkrun, in a time of 28:33, running with Suzie who was pushing her birthday girl Sophia (2 years old today) in a stroller. This was Suzie's first stroller sub 30 minute run.

I totalled 13k or so for the morning.


Early on. Suzie in purple.


Sprint to the line. Suzie still in purple. Sophia keen to finish and go and play in the park.
Note - I have both feet on the ground.

Friday, 14 September 2018

Andy at Urunga

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Look who was running the Urunga parkrun last Saturday. Yes it's Andy Matthews!



With a 23:38 PB there, he has been running consistently around the 23-24 minute range.

Andy Writes:
I have rented a large 4 bed room house, so there is plenty of room for visitors.
Urunga is about 5 minute away from the Pacific highway, about 30 minutes before Coffs Harbour.
It’s a small town of 3000 or so people. It has a good pub, a couple of clubs, and a few good cafes/restaurants. It has a library, post office and small supermarkets.
We have a parkrun with sea views, Saturday at 7.00 am.
The Bellinger and Kalang rivers flow into the sea here, and the town is most famous for the boardwalk, which goes from the town centre along the estuary to the open sea.
It’s a very pleasant laid back sort of place with a great climate.
15 minutes away is the very different town of Bellingen – lots of good restaurants, pubs with live music, festivals, markets etc. One of my favourite places.
If you are coming up this way, it would be great to see you.
I have been trying to buy a house for a while, but good properties are very rare and I have been a bit slow. Hopefully this will be sorted soon. Then I can quit work!
I am just about to go for a holiday in the UK and Spain, spending some time with my folks and Anna and Joe.
Hope things are good with you.
Cheers
Andy

My running streak day 5

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I didn't do my planned session, more of a recovery jog from yesterday. Oh, I did do my gym circuit though.


speedygeese running a familiarisation trial on the CBR105 course.
The final trial run is this Sunday, on the final leg (leg 4) of the course.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

My running streak day 4

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I am still aiming not to miss a day... despite experiencing the most crazy and weird week this has been so far (except the running is alright).
Anyway tonight it was 4 x 800m with 400m jog in 8.3k. Which is only 5 miles, seemed longer. Most of the other speedygeese ran 600m repeats. Present at training were Peter, Anthony, Colin, Jennie, Jen, Isaac, and Daniel, our youngest active speedygosling (see below). Plus me.


Streaks? Some speedgeese have other priorities and interests as well. The lovely Mhairi.

Two very speedy geese.

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Dave and Jen. Night training.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

My running streak day 3

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Today I ran 7k, 3k of which was a tempo run at about 5 minute ks. Just before the tempo run I completed a 60 minute gym session. On track!


Someone who is very much on track. Cookie!

The youngest active speedygosling

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

My running streak day 2

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Tuesday will (but not yet) be a long run day for me. But today I ran only 6k slowly.
Better than nothing, I guess.
So here are some pics from Saturday 8 September's Tuggeranong parkrun,


Isaac and Jen, both 19:38. I bet there was a hectic sprint finish.


Dave, 20:49

Pieta and Jacob PBs at Tuggeranong parkrun

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A windy day on 1 September:


Jacob Grooby Tuggeranong 5k parkrun 16:20


Pieta Smith Tuggeranong 5k parkrun 21:43

Monday, 10 September 2018

My running streak day 1

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I jogged around while the speedygeese did relays today. Present were Sandeep, Pieta, Narelle, Bron, Jennie, Isaac, Jen, Warrick, Ricky, Ewen, Bernado, Anthony, Giles, and me. I ran a little less than 5k, but am taking it easy in anticipation of what's to come.


I miss Candy.

Walking Wounded

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Song of the week: by Anything But The Girl

Seacliff parkrun #2

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My best parkrun time this year - 23:55 - two weeks ago at Seacliff, Adelaide. It's a genuine 5k, and avoiding dogs on leads was an occasional challenge.

And what a lovely sunny morning it was.





Today begins a new training program, and given that it's spring, an attempt at a continuous running streak.
I didn't run yesterday, today is "Day 1".

Sunday, 9 September 2018

speedygoslings at today's relays

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Photo by Thach.

Margaret 200 parkruns

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Gungahlin 8 September. Photos by Ruth.