Sunday, January 14, 2007

Mellum v Mellum

Hares v Hounds. Glasshouse Mountains 14th jan. 55.3km in 6.03

a bit of friendly banter is always good.
so long as i win of course.
a somewhat unusual concept for a race with the 'hares' (those doing the entire race solo) starting before the 'hounds' (relay runners).
when all the hounds catch a hare their race is over!
was pleased during the week to hear that there was an all girls team of tanky, karen, hannah and vegie running which meant at least i wouldnt get dragged of the course after 30km or so.
but what if they beat me??? OMG!! i would hear about it forever!
as a hare i had 60mins start over the girls.

did the 1st half (28.5km) in 3.10 with most of the relay teams passing me along the way and me being the last hare.
apparently the girls gained 27 mins in the 1st half (with another 33mins to gain) but not knowing who was doing what leg i figured i better speed up a bit!
the climb up hennesys hill wasnt pleasant but once i got to cp6 (42km) i figured i had enough of a break if i kept running and in the end the girls finished half an hour or so behind.
i finished last of the hares with suzannah beating me home by a minute or so and (new training buddy) tamsin strolling in 5mins or so ahead of her.
fiddling with the numbers i did the second half 6mins quicker and this included the only real hill on the course (hennesys) in the second half.
did the last 13.3km 10mins quicker than on the way out - must have been the coke.

shoudlve stopped for chafe-relief at cp6 but didnt want the girls to catch me so at least they can be reassured by the fact that although they didnt get me dragged of the course i will be sitting very uncomfortably for a few days!

monday - nothing
tuesday - physio/needles and 30min stat bike
wednesday - 60mins stat bike (easy)
thursday - 14km flat (68.40)
friday - nothing
saturday - nothing
sunday - H&H 55km

cradle in 3 weeks!


Blogger Spud said...

Captain's proud of ya mate, keep them cookies at bay ;)
Looking good to go for Cradle!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Tesso said...

Nice work Bro. Darn good training for Cradle I imagine. When you are running it just think about all those girlies chasing you again.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Vegie-Girl said...

You got chafing? Next you'll be blaming us for rubbing you up the wrong way! :P

You did Mellum proud :)

1:43 PM  
Blogger 2P said...

Nice work UB - from what I've heard about Vegie you wouldn't want her catching you (or maybe you would)... :-)

I always thought Cradle was earlier in the year - I must pay more attention.

Thanks for your comment on my blog BTW - much appreciated.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Horrie said...

Good luck at Cradle Mountain. Good to see you and Virtual keeping the GBH v Mellum contest alive.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Brendan said...

Solid gold bro! Well done at H&H. Don't worry about Horrie he's upset because I've gone vego. Hope the taper goes well for Cradle. (ps. when does a taper start?)

9:38 PM  

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