Sun 1.00pm 30 O C 11KM Roo+Lake 44m43
30 November 2008
Sun 1.00pm 30 O C 11KM Roo+Lake 44m43
29 November 2008
Sat. 6.30am Shornecliffe 5 KM 17m35 1st (No Cat)
On the verge of taking another sojourn from training in order to get my knee right I wildly decided that a race was in order! Well I just fancied the company of other runners and doing something different so rocked up to Shornecliffe and did the monthly 5K time trial!
Conditions were always going to be tough, warmed up (!!?) with Geoff H and realised how humid it was!! Turned around and found out how windy it was!! Of course I had no race plan but as ever wanted to run as hard as I was capable. Went through 1K in 3m06 (and I still had company), 1500m in 4m48 and turnaround (2.5K) in 8m40. The 1.5K mark was the point where the humidity really started to bite, it felt like there was no air and the body combusted into sweat. No sign of a helping breeze!
At 2.5K turnaround it felt like running into a wall of wind (uncanny!),. I found it difficult going because 1)I'm unfit. 2) The push ups on Thurs were still in my arms and they ached to buggery.
So the homeward journey was a survival course , knowing that I was clear of the field didn't help, as of course I had the normal tendency to believe that I would get caught! Considering the conditions and my lack of training, I was happy enough with the effort, probably worth a minute quicker without the wind.
Performance of the month goes to Errol Holmes.
He ran a KM interval (after 3 warm up K's) in 3m48 on an undulating course here at North Lakes.
He is 68 y.o!
The photo is me and my mates Paul & Linda (McCartney) in Barbados in about 1982 or 1983, those with a keen eye will note I'm wearing a AAA 6 Stage Road Relay Tee Shirt and sporting sun bleached hair !! (well I was in Barbados for 3 weeks!!) Click on photo for larger view - yes that really is Paul & Linda! Photo by Jet Kaye.
28 November 2008
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23 November 2008
Sun 2.00pm 26 O C 11KM Roo+Lake 42m17
22 November 2008
Sat. 9.00am 28 O C!! 11KM Roo+Lake 43m51
Tonight thankfully the humidity has dropped away and its quite pleasant should make conditions ideal for the Rugby League World Cup V's The Kiwis from SunCorp Stadium Brissey.
21 November 2008
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19 November 2008
18 November 2008
It's been raining for two days straight in the Sunshine State!
I was listening to the many different versions today and I'd rank No.1 Thin Lizzy, No.2 The Dubliners, = No.3 U2 & Metallica!
The lyrics give me a sense of Waltzing Matilda!
16 November 2008
I saw captain farrell and his money he was countin
I first produced my pistol and then produced my rapier
I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
Theres whiskey in the jar-o
I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money and I brought it home to molly
She swore that shed love me, never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman for you know she tricked me easy
Being drunk and weary I went to mollys chamber
Takin my money with me and I never knew the danger
For about six or maybe seven in walked captain farrell
I jumped up, fired off my pistols and I shot him with both barrels
Now some men like the fishin and some men like the fowlin
And some men like ta hear a cannon ball a roarin
Me I like sleepin specially in my mollys chamber
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah
15 November 2008
Sat 3.00pm (30 O C) 11KM Roo+Lake 44m50
13 November 2008
12 November 2008
Wed 5.00am 6KM Roo 25m46s
09 November 2008
6KM Roo 24m05
I attended a Property Conference at Conrad Jupiters on Friday/ Saturday.
Guest 'Motivational' speaker on Sat Morning was Grant. I'd been looking forward to hear what he'd got to say for weeks. I wasn't disappointed. In front of 700 he was relaxed , funny, incisive, motivational and a fantastic ambassador for Sport , for Australia, for swimming. He talked about how he got started in the sport, his early rivalry with Kieran Perkins , his three Olympics, Bejing in some detail, his diet, his training and some of the 'stuff' about Olympics like japes on the plane on the way home, the Dining Hall experience. What a smart guy Grant is, totally unscripted and talked for 45mins.
I couldn't sit around any longer so today I got out for a steady 6KM to see how my body would react!
I didn't even think about the Achilles so touch wood that is OK now. With the knee I was aware of the area that has been a problem but I wasn't in any pain. Got back and iced it and really it will be about the reaction to the run more than the run itself. Though I was very rusty I moved through the first K in about 4mins which surprised me.
Finished off 6KM Roo in 24m05.
Arsenal 2 Man U 1
03 November 2008
ahh I can be so silly.
We had a great night on Saturday/Halloween Party. We didn't dress up and that made us look the odd ones out as all the blokes seemed to get kitted up in their wives gear and all the girls - well they just looked scary!
An Eighties compilation CD was playing and we had a 'pop quiz' contest to name the artist and the track. My voice was very sore Sunday from screaming out the answers. I trounced Ian Laslett [score was 28 - 12] however to be fair Ian was a little bit tipsy!!
Not the sort of be behaviour you'd expect from a guy wanting to get the most out of whatever peak physical fitness his body will give him, but fair enough to let your hair down on an enforced break.
Just for the record this song was originally by Real to Real and released in about 1994. There are a hundred covers of it and I just chose this one.
Lily fell and broke her arm! Second time! She's only five but she is such a tough kid!
Photos; Natalie & Jane, Lily, Max, Kate, - & Cathy & Nadine spotted when we were out walking the dog!
Stoke 2 Arsenal 1 (!) doesnt hurt me anymore!
01 November 2008
Lots or running going on around the World today, Sydney Striders 10K at hilly Lane Cove Park in Sydney Tommy H running 33m42 David K 35m40 . I'll also add to the congrats deserved to David C (Uncle Dave) in taking out the series and running 32m30.
The Pan Pacific Games on the Gold Coast - Hot and windy for a 5000m ; results Brendan Whelan M30 16m4x, Ronnie Peters M55 16m 58 (for an age graded 88%!!) Shawn Claydon M40 17m30 Andy Clowes M45 18m.
With the body feeling close to OK, I'm doing my best not to get out and run, in an effort to just give it a few days pain free before resuming. I should start with some cross training - cycling and rowing before I start running again.