Breaking news - Monty Python is 40 years old today.
song of the week: The Lumberjack Song, in its original context.
Daylight saving the first week in October brought rain and hail to our first daylight Parliament House training session for the year. The pre-training 8k run was so hot that one silly goose changed into a singlet for the interval work that followed. Luckily I forgot to do likewise, but I had intended to. The temperature subsequently dropped sharply, and then it started to seriously rain, with hail falling as we were running our ninth 200m interval of the ten planned. Most of us bailed out at that point.
Running at least nine intervals were Amanda, Andrew, Brett, Bronwyn, Gary, me, Jennifer, Jodie, Ken, Maria, Nadine, Neil, Ruth, Tony & Warrick (note spelling!) Earlier bail-outs were Christopher who cycled in at 4:30 and cycled away again, Ewen who ran out of legs in the early 8k run and went home, and Craig who pulled up halfway through the 5:30 warm-up with a sore calf. I don't think we have lost three people before we even started before. For the 200m intervals run on three minutes, the surface was pleasantly soft as a result of steady rain earlier in the day.
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