28 April 2013

Riding in the dark

I acquired this lamp from Hong Kong on eBay for $30 inc postage, it is 1800lumens as powerful as a car head light!
Safety first I thoroughly recommend to all, you can even mount it on a head band ( included) and take it on a run! Rechargeable battery pack.

Ron Peters 1:15:52 Half Mara @ 60 years old! His Third Australian Half Marathon Record (+M50 71;32, +M55 72;19)

Tour de Narangba
I have set myself an arbitrary target of 250KM a week on the bike which I have managed the last two weeks.
Yesterday I also fitted in a run 10.6km Roo+Lake it seems like forever since I went for just a steady run and  loved going over my old course in 4min 26 K's. It appears that the cycling is managing to keep a certain amount of running fitness going as I do not expect to be able to run easy at that pace on no base at all. Some discomfort in the heel today as always following the run. 
Impressed by the space age glass and aluminium train station at Narangba.
It seems quite out of place in this old country town. The roads around there are shocking bone shaking lanes so will have to eek out other directions for longer rides.

In other news it was the Noosa running festival this weekend and congrats to Jackson Elliott on his 69min Half, possibly a debut Half for him at 31 years of age.
However what can you say about Ron Peters that hasn't already been said?
He must be pushing 60 this year and finished 5th in 75m52 Outstanding running!
Update;Ronnie is 60 and that was an Australian M60 Record by over a minute.


1. Jackson Elliott, 1:09:26
2. Adam Fitzekerley, 1:12:19
3. Brad Beer, 1:14:2
4. Stephen Jackson, 1:15:37
5. Ron Peters, 1:15:52
6. Paul Herlihy, 1:16:18
1. Clare Geraghty, 1:16:12
2. Amanda Watson, 1:17:58
3. Melanie Panayiotou, 1:20:11
4. Aarthie Venkatesen, 1:20:57
5. Nerissa Campbell, 1:21:40
6. Clare Williams, 1:23:16
1. Ryan Fisher, 00:32:09
2. Ron Darmon, 00:32:18
3. Craig Anthony, 00:32:23
4. Ben Macronan, 00:32:28
5. Paul Tucker, 00:32:32
6. Drew Williams, 00:32:49
1. Tamlyn Mathiske, 00:37:4
2. Lilian Anderson, 00:38:17
3. Ainslie Bakker, 00:39:08
4. Andrea Appleton, 00:39:04
5. Peita Hynes, 00:39:16
6. Melissa Watson, 00:39:56
1. Dave Kalinowski, 00:16:54
2. Drew Westbrook, 00:17:08
3. Christophe Manchon, 00:18:00
4. James Copperthwaite, 00:18:26
5. Alex Alesi, 00:18:38
6. Rick Rouse, 00:18:46
1. Lilli Burdon, 00:18:20
2. Olivia Warnes, 00:20:53
3. Issy Burdon, 00:20:53
4. Victoria Royle, 00:21:25
5. Elizabeth Bell, 00:21:46
6. Taylor Chinn, 00:21:58

25 April 2013

Riding Like a Bender

I have tried out my heel a few times over the previous weeks but I'm still getting a reaction so its been ride ride ride.
251km last week (6 days), 90km today, I have stopped trying to ride each ride like a race flat out in a constant attempt to eak up my kmph over 30KM, and am now just riding with the occasional attempt to improve a Segment time on my local Strava Segments.
Today I headed out to the Sea Side - Scarborough/Redcliffe/Woody Point/Sandgate. Which included the 3km long Ted Smout Bridge. On the way out South I road the road section which was a little scary as the traffic is going 80kmph and there is no bike lane! Realizing my mistake, on the way back North I took the safe option and rode the bike/run path.

I got caught up in Anzac Day Parade road closures and also got caught up in some traffic coming back through Redcliffe and Scarborough which slowed me down and pulled my overall ave to 29.6kmph (I'm happy if I can keep it over 30kmph). As this ride was easily going to be my longest ever I added some loops in order to round it up to a cool 90KM - for a runner that sounds monstrous and even for a cyclist it requires 3 hours on the saddle.
I feel more confident about going further afield because I now carry a spare tube and CO2 inflaters in case of puncture.
I thought that my route home as drawn on the map looks like Futurama's Bender but our Lily does not agree?
You might have to click on the image to see it!

15 April 2013

"Maggie Thatcher! Maggie Thatcher! can you hear me? Your Boys took a hell of a beating!"

At this poignant  time I am reminded of this Norwegian commentators euphoria when Norway beat England.

01 April 2013

Heart Thumping

I thought I'd give the heel a try out and to see if it reacts to a run.
I did get some reaction but then if you havent run for 4 months you can expect that.
Probably still too early to be getting back into it;