Monday, November 06, 2006

Group runs are not my strength

i dont belong to a running group - not the group run kind of person really - bit of a loner.
i turned up on saturday morning (6am) to the combined regatta runners/running buddies/?runn inn morning run.
somewhat worried when i saw about 20 runners (including tess) heading towards the city on my way there in the car - the regatta group had started off early.
about 10-15 turned up for the run (including tesso and clairie who had turned around) from regatta around mt coot-tha and back (15km).
for some reason i got a bit impatient at the bottom of the hill when the rest of the group stopped for a drink and took off.
bit embarrased about it now - felt a bit lonely and stupid half way around but caught up with some of the ?intraining mob who were also running around there.
probably not quite group run etiquette - not that i would know!
guess i was running a bit angry from earlier problems during the week.
waited half way down the mountain and ran with tesso, clairie, scotty and ?karen a few extra kms back.
nice to meet ciaran, tara, scotty, mat and phil for the 1st time (writing these names down so i dont forget - terrible with names).
i have to admit i'd never voluntarily get up at 5am for a run by myself!

after some knee soreness on monday i decided to bail on the great gnw plan.
have entered bogong-hotham "B2H" though.
so effectively i have 3 alpine ultras on the 1st weekend of december, january and february.
have thought about doing these for a while and have entered and DNSed a few times.
i think realistically would be happy to do one, ectatic to do 2 and surprised to do all 3.

monday - 60min stat bike with some ?meniscal soreness after
tuesday - nothing
wednesday - 7km run (31.50)
thursday - nothing
friday - massage
saturday - ?19km hilly. pulled up well.
sunday - nothing

go mellum.
dont let gnw beat you!


Blogger Tesso said...

It was so good to have you along Bro. Don't worry about group run etiquette, its every man for himself when it comes to Mt Coot-tha.

In your profession I hope you are better with body part names than you are with peoples names ;-)

8:12 AM  
Blogger Horrie said...

Lucky Mellum don't have any etiquette. Then you would be in trouble. ;-)

8:45 PM  
Blogger Brendan said...

Yikes.. That means that you'll be carrying the Mellum flag and I'll be dragging the GBH flag at Cradle in Feb 07. Injured in our injinji's.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Jen_runs said...

Sorry to hear about GNW but it sounds like a wise choice. Hope the next few weeks go well for you!

8:12 PM  
Blogger undercover brother said...

whatever u do dont raise the mellum v GBH issue for cradle.
couldn't stand to see mellum's arse kicked!

8:22 PM  

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