Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Green Light

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 with 3 comments
"If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon." - Emil Zatopek

I have the Green Light to jog or shuffle, if I am CAREFUL, this week! I did 4k last night during an hour; and 6k this morning in 50 minutes.

Ice is Nice

Song of the week: Point of Difference, Hillsong United, from "All of the Above". You can hear part of it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2sjmghtSCo.

Last week can only be described as indescribable. Five days at Hillsong in Sydney.

I saw it, I was there.

My favourite singer Brooke Fraser was on stage throughout the week at many of the sessions, heading up or backing the Hillsong/United band, singing songs like "Saviour King", the title track off the album that's number 6 on this week's Australian album charts, and her best song "Hosanna" from the album "All Of The Above" which is at 45 on the album charts.

I was there, I saw it.

We had a view from right next to the stage, awesome.

And as much as singers like Tim Hughes and Matt Redman, who have been at Hillsong in previous years, are brilliant, nothing prepared me for Chris Tomlin, 300% better than I imagined he would be, his music and the presentation that went with it were extraordinary.

What I week. I was there. I saw it.

Monday Night Training
We did attrition hill sprints. That is, after every hill sprint, the last person up the hill had to stand aside. It was close all night. By the time it came down to the last three, Amanda, Emma and Ken remained. Amanda finished third and the final sprint saw Ken edge out Emma, to the boos and cheers of the others. An easier night for all: next week, back to the 20 intervals again. And this Thursday we won't be doing a time trial.


  1. I have to commend you on your patience, Geoff. Given your natural leg speed, it must be damn tough to have to run so slow that it takes an hour to do 4 km.

  2. Don's right. What were you doing Geoff? I can walk 9k in an hour!

  3. Maybe I was running backwards? Which counts as negative kms doesn't it? No, I meant that over an hour (or so) elapsed time, I covered 4k, with many rests!