My training progress
last week’s target: n/a
year 2008 total to date: 1349k in 15 weeks
this week's target: 60k or more as feel.
weight: 62kg ▼
song of the week: "A Bird Is a Song", by Christopher Walla, from "Field Manual" - "I do not need to see but I need a vision"
Speedygeese in the Canberra Marathon
60 Richard Faulks 2:59.42
193 Geoff Moore 3:18.19
395 Cathy Newman 3:37.07
409 Charlie McCormack 3:37.38
441 Gary Bowen 3:40.23
454 Roger Pilkington 3:41.48
894 Caroline Campbell 4:32.10
1002 Thea Zimpel 5:13.16
50k - ultra
107 Caroline Campbell 5:51.55
Full results are at the Canberra Marathon website.
These marathon photos by John Kennedy illustrate the three seasons we experienced:
"Spring Rain". Speedycoach
"Summer Sun". Richard Faulks and Trevor Jacobs
"Winter Hail". Caroline Campbell
Head v Heart take 2:
Yesterday I ran comfortably in the rain at or under 4:30s for 22k before the first climb up Commonwealth Avenue proved too much and I had to slow to just faster than 5:00s which I maintained for the rest of the run. The 4:30s were testing the idea that with more training I might be able to run 3 hours as a 60 year old, next marathon. The test was a complete success in that I now know, no! So my mind is made up - I will train specifically for 3000m/5000m and not the marathon. I still expect my heart to nag me into another marathon one day. But my head says 34 marathons is enough for one lifetime.
Instincts are misleading
You shouldn't think what you're feeling
[Edit: see Strewth's blog for more great speedygeese photos!]