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!

5 Comments:

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...

brendan,
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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