16 April 2014

blood suckers

The anti inflams are keeping the knee pain to manageable proportions!
Saturday I managed 30km on the bike at 30kmph and jumped off and ran 42m52 Roo+Lake = 10.6km 4;03 km pace. It was really tough work in about 26 O C heat.
In the rain on Sunday I ran to the industrial park and did a loop of about 800m X 5 with a 100/150m jog recovery. Ran about 3;20km pace and then ran home for 15km all up (@ 3;56 km pace). Went back out on the mountain bike and went bush at the back of North Lakes. It was a bad move as after recent rains the mossies are in plague proportions and I was attacked by swarms of them biting me through my clothing on my back and arse.  I  tried riding one handed to swipe them off, then had a mechanical failure which allowed more  of the blood suckers to dine off me - I had a blood test a week or so ago and cant have much blood left in me. For the record my haematocrit  was 43 like everything normal.
Monday I ran 12.5km in the afternoon (@ 4;02km pace) and back to roo+ lake in the early morning darkness Tues and Wed 10.6km 4;20km and 4;16km pace.

 

15 April 2014

Peter Reeves smashes Queensland M60 3km XC Record

Peter Reeves smashed the Queensland M60 3km XC Record at the weekend with a 10;55 at Minnippi Parklands.

The shaving off of the beard has not caused any noticeable diminution in performance!




10 April 2014

Queensland Sprint Triathlon 6th April 2014

I still haven't seen official result on QT website but Frank Mahoney won M50. 
His celebrity status is built on winning just about every M50 Tri in Australia
My view as I walked down to transition area at Clontarf on Sunday

Interested to see how bikes were set up for transition and running gear for later.

This place is actually called Pelican Park!



I'm never going to do this!

Wet suits were allowed because of possibility of stingers. The water temp was probably 22/23oC.

 Frank (White grey wet suit)  is extreme left below.

Maybe if I cant run and I cant bike!

Love the long shadows cast by the early morning low sun.


I was interested in the riding styles





How closely do they uphold the no drafting no blocking rules?


Must be tough job calling drafting and blocking.

 Frank in white and grey top enjoying the warm conditions at sunny Clontarf!









I think this lady finished second, good style.

Barnsley 10k 17th October 1993

I came across this result on Facebook recently. 42 British Masters running sub 35min 10K in 1993!
FORTY TWO in one race!!!
Here in Queensland we often contest the heat and humidity make it difficult to run fast times but this is something else. Good to see some Southern representation including my old club mate Julian Goater who incidently won a World Duathlon title in Newcastle Australia a few years back. Hager and Rees have set age records that still stand and Rees is currently running World Records as a 60 year old.
Before you ask I'm pretty sure this course would have been certified.

09 April 2014

Frank and Barry

Spotted two M50's at last years Gold Coast 10km now on website rubbing shoulders with Buster and Shelley!
Barry Red singlet 2nd row Frank maybe row 3, black and white cap looking for Barry!


07 April 2014

Spartacus

The MRI specialist concluded a complex radial tear of the medial meniscus on the posterior horn. 
My consultant told me old trimmed tears are likely to show up and he his judgment was exactly that. He had a good look at the remaining cartilage and said osteoarthritis is unlikely to present for a while yet and with a fresh prescription for Celebrex (anti inflam) in my pocket I will be on the road tonight!

I am trying to distance myself from my North London Footballing love (it is too painful to even go there) and spent the day yesterday watching the Paris Marathon (until I got kicked off the TV by the family demanding to watch the Block!) so onto the computer to watch Bekele finish it off and then 6 hours of the tour of Flanders.
I loved seeing Spartacus sprint for his third victory there.

Game of Thrones starts again tonight.

01 April 2014

Hands Knees and whoopsy Davey

Last Saturday week after my bike run I followed up on the Sunday with a run bike. The transition from run to bike is much more agreeable that way around. However, all was not well with my right knee being pretty sore. I was surprised on the bike that I was unable to rotate the pedals with any degree of force. Monday I took as a recovery day and Tuesday morning had to cut run short halfway through roo+lake and walk home. Have been in quite a bit of pain at night and through the days so got the first available appointment with my consultant at Brisbane Private (Dr.Peter Friis). I got it scanned immediately but have to wait till next Monday for results.
I have the CD with lots of pretty pictures of my knee, a few are attached here;
I wont do anything until I get the results. 
Unfortunately I will only be a spectator for the sprint Tri at Redcliffe.




22 March 2014

Transition

Inspired by Frank M I have started to some cycling with a view to possible Duathlon competition.

Filming the first few steps off the bike onto the run would make choice viewing. I stagger in a tippy toe prancing canter as if I've got a broom up my backside planted sideways! The cycling muscle groups don't want to relinquish to the running muscle groups and the spasmodic collision is actually something a quite like.
No running session ever knocks you about like this.
I like that transition as you slowly get into your running. I like the physicality of a cycle run. I like how you feel shafted. That feeling of tiredness acts as a spur for me push on. I cant imagine how it would feel with a near all out 10K in front of the cycle but I'm sure FM has it right by calling it 'brutal'.
If my body can handle it, I need to devote some time on the bike but I don't intend reducing the running K's.

01 March 2014

Sandgate parkrun 1st 16:28

Normally I would not run if I had a few beers the day before but I made an exception today. Drinks at lunch time to farewell yet another colleague and with him a wealth of experience gone.
Fell asleep about 7:30 so had plenty of rest. Woke early and had standard lemon cordial and cup of tea.
Conditions were fair about 22 0 C high humidity. Attempted a slightly easier first K than last week but still managed3:08 second K began to feel the lack of training ran about 3;18 on to the turnaround at 2.5km 8:06 was pretty good going but felt awful from about 3.5k, running back through the hordes.
Happy enough with my time I just don't know how I manage it on a steady daily run.think I will see if my knees allow me to put some interval work in and maybe a longer run so will take break from parkrun for few weeks and hopefully come back when it is cooler and I am in better shape.
 



1st March 2014

26 February 2014

Richard Goodman 2nd in English National Cross Country Chapionships!

I have noted the extraordinary performances of Richard Goodman on this blog for some years - ever since he bettered my 32 year old Club (Shaftesbury Harriers) Youth 3000m record. He has gone on to perform to his full potential with some fantastic performances for someone so young (still only 20). This year he has overcome injury and the major disappointment of losing his US scholarship as a result of the injury to win the Southern Area XC Champs and the British University XC Champs. Last weekend he ran the English National Cross Country Championships at Nottingham over 12km and finished just 8 seconds behind multiple times winner Steve Vernon in second place. He is giving 13 years away to Vernon and I see the tide changing as youth will prevail in future years!



Result;
ZXC SM
Pos
Perf
Name
AG

Age
DOB
Coach
Club

1
36:23
SEN
M
33
17.10.80
Stockport
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
2
36:31
U23
M
20
04.04.93
Shaftesbury Barnet/St. Mary's Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
3
36:37
SEN
M
23
22.06.90
Hallamshire/Tulsa Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
4
36:46
SEN
M
25
11.05.88

Morpeth/Northumberland Fell Runners/Bangor Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
5
36:48
SEN
M
23
13.07.90
Leeds City/Birmingham Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
6
36:51
SEN
M
33
24.09.80

Kent
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
7
37:00
SEN
M
25
02.06.88
Brighton Phoenix
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
8
37:01
V35
M
37
19.02.77

Serpentine
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
9
37:03
SEN
M
23
30.04.90

Bingley/Leeds Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
10
37:04
SEN
M
34
21.11.79

Blackheath & Bromley
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
11
37:11
SEN
M
31
05.08.82
Harrow
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
12
37:15
SEN
M
25
30.05.88
Southend/Loughborough Students
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
13
37:20
SEN
M
25
08.06.88

Highgate/Norway
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
14
37:22
SEN
M
25
10.10.88
Durham/Leeds Metropolitan Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
15
37:24
U23
M
20
07.06.93
Bedford & County/Bedfordshire Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
16
37:26
U23
M
22
09.07.91

Team Derby Runner
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
17
37:27
V40
M
44
20.10.69

Clowne
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
18
37:28
SEN
M



Belgrave/Uganda
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
19
37:31
SEN
M
29
28.06.84
Bedford & County
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
20
37:40
SEN
M
28
30.11.85

Tipton/Birmingham Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
21
37:43
U23
M
22
24.02.91
Notts/Oxford Uni/Erewash Valley
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
22
37:47
U23
M
20
04.03.93
Aldershot, Farnham & District
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
23
37:49
SEN
M
34
25.08.79

Derby/Birmingham Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
24
37:50
SEN
M



Cheltenham
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
25
37:51
V35
M
36
04.08.77

Notts/Hermitage
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
26
37:52
V35
M
35
07.05.78

Bedford & County
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
27
37:53
SEN
M
23
09.06.90
Coventry
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
28
37:53
SEN
M
30
28.07.83

Clapham Chasers
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
29
37:53
U23
M
20
02.03.93
Bedford & County/Brunel Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
30
37:54
SEN
M
30
20.03.83

Salford H/Bolton
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
31
37:56
U23
M
21
24.01.93
Brighton & Hove/Birmingham Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
32
38:02
SEN
M
31
06.09.82
Highgate
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
33
38:04
SEN
M
27
09.12.86
Shaftesbury Barnet/Western State Col
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
34
38:05
SEN
M
26
17.06.87
Morpeth
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
35
38:06
SEN
M
24
03.01.90
Leeds City/Birmingham Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
36
38:07
SEN
M
25
02.09.88

Salford H/Edge Hill Uni/Blackburn
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
37
38:09
SEN
M
28
29.11.85
Newham & Essex Beagles/Loughborough Students
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
38
38:12
V35
M
35
04.11.78
Altrincham
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
39
38:13
SEN
M



Highgate
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
40
38:15
SEN
M
24
18.11.89

Enfield & Haringey/Kingston Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
41
38:15
U23
M
21
24.04.92
City of Norwich/St. Mary's Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
42
38:17
SEN
M
25
22.01.89

Owls Leicester
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
43
38:19
SEN
M
25
14.01.89
Aldershot, Farnham & District/Lamar Uni/Isle of Wi
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
44
38:20
V35
M
36
05.10.77

Leeds City
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
45
38:22
V35
M
36
22.07.77
Altrincham
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
46
38:24
SEN
M


Cambridge H
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
47
38:26
SEN
M
29
22.01.85
Derby/Belper
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
48
38:27
SEN
M
25
30.04.88

Notts/Royal Air Force/Worcester
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
49
38:28
SEN
M
27
12.05.86

Durham/Durham Uni
Description: cid:image001.gif@01CF318B.95D5B6A0
50
38:29
U23
M
22
08.07.91
Sale Harriers Manchester