Sunday, June 21, 2009

Nude up G!

so i have a bet with mister G.
1st person to do a comeback ultra wins.
i was actually joking when i made that comment on his blog.
but now its too late, so as spud would say: giddyup!
not sure what we win.
lets say its one dollar.
i plan on doing mine 1 day before his.
whenever that is.

did lake manchester 21km today.
nice overcast day with some drizzle.
just love those creek crossings.
most enjoyable.
had to laugh at all the people tiptoeing around the first few then taking their shoes off for the 'big' one.
its a trail run people!

finished in 2.12.56 by my watch.
manged to do 6min/kms the last 7 over rolling hills.
had to walk bits though :)
i think 7km spilts were 41/50/42 approx (a little hill in the middle!).
went a bit quicker downhill than planned but saw lindsay phillips up ahead and just had to pass him!
overall a bit slower pace wise than my 3.24 in the 33km 2 years back.
but quicker than what i had planned from my 2.15 18.5km training run on the course on monday.

sunday: nothing
monday: 2.15hr lake manchester training run and massage
tuesday: nothing
wednesday: 1.30hr mt coot-tha (yes most trails back open now)
thursday: 30min bike at 140watts
friday: nothing
saturday: nothing
sunday: lake manchester 21km 2.12

whippy left for colorado on the weekend: hardrock 3 weekends away
spud leaves for OS soon too: mt blanc in august.
mellum is in travel mode :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Still here

still here: just plugging away!
busy work week this week.
working 6 days in a row: now how did that happen?
will head to lake manchester/brissie forest park for a trot monday (day off) after a rest day tomorrow.
did do some hard surface runs this week and the knee still doesnt like it much but continues to improve.
probably didnt need to quite do sub 5's couldve just gone more slowly i guess :)
have more time this week so easier to stay off road.

friday: 30min stat bike
satiurday: nothing
sunday: 7km 34.30
monday: 5hr hike mt barney national park
tuesday: pilates, massage
wednesday: 30min stat bike
thursday: 7km 35.00
friday: nothing
saturday: 30min easy soft surface run

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Old Man

whippet crossing creek on hell hole break
(no the title doesnt refer to him!!)

ok well its not the first time i have felt like an old man.
but this week whippet told me i had developed a little tummy (which i already knew thanks andy) and the ortho surgeon stared at my head the other day which seemed a little strange until he explained he was looking for grey hair.

so basically the ongoing knee narkiness he thinks was from the meniscus on the same side as the stress reaction (hence the grey hair/old man comment).
definately no tear or articular cartilage problem.
just an old meniscus.
in an old man :)

felt a little bad initially picturing me as a future hermannator style walking-ultrarunner with bad knees or maybe just give up and become a quilter like doggie.
then i had a look at my scan from 2003 and it looks exactly the bloody same.
so the fuck it programme continues!!

whippet was up from swine flu central this week so took him to brissie forest park (BFP) and did the hell hole - south boundary rd (SBR) - centre road loop.
had to laugh when he asked me what running wear he should bring: simple answer really tshirt and shorts.
had another laugh when he whinged at the start that he was cold.
never know if whippys joking or not but regardless this loop shall now be forever known as whippets whinge :p
shouldnt have challenged him to a hill race at the end tho: he is in pre hardrock form and me basically not run for 9 months..... gave him a good laugh tho.
i actually thought i could win!!
for the first 50 metres anyway.

friday: 20mins easy bike
saturday: nothing
sunday: easy 30mins soft track UQ
monday: whippets whinge 1.40
tuesday: nothing
wednesday: 40min bike 140watts
thursday: 2hrs BFP black soil - SBR - scrub rd. a nice little adventure.

will stick to trail for a little while longer.
nice being out there again.
kind of good mt coot-tha being closed, enjoying exploring BFP.
eventually will need to return to the hard surfaces.