Monday, 9 November 2009

extreme heat

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, November 09, 2009 with 4 comments
High temperatures are predicted for Canberra this week, but I think it is likely to be much hotter than forecast, with heat wave conditions moving across Australia from the west as we speak.
Do take care.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion included nausea, faintness and dizziness, loss of appetite, weakness, headaches, vomiting, and reduced sweating and urine output due to a lack of fluids in the body.
A fast 10k run in heat is just as good a training session as a 20k run in the cool.
Keep as cool as possible. Seek shade. Eat as well as drink. Make sure you are sweating. Run in company.
At Parliament House tonight we will probably train on the western side. At the little grassy oval, there is a toilet and shower block. I imagine I will be putting my head completely under the shower more than once. Forget dignity; health comes first.

Results Three Peaks 26 kms:
40 Mick Horan 2.41.36
69 male finishers
8 Kelley Flood 2.34.24
12 Bronwyn Calver 2.53.59
18 female finishers

Two Peaks 20 kms:
Men :
20 Christopher Lang 2.11.32
25 male finishers
5 Helen Larmour 2.02.04
6 Maria O'Reilly 2.02.54
7 Charlie McCormack 2.05.20
10 Jeni Greenland 2.10.59
16 female finishers

Two Peaks walk:
1 Geoff Barker 2.54.17

One Peak 12 kms:
4 Troy Steinman 57.19
24 finishers

This week's plans:
Monday 9/11 Parliament House: 4:30pm run 8k; 5:30pm interval training
Tuesday 10/11 Spring Series 6:15pm Barrenjoey Drive 2/5km Off Lady Denman Drive Map 58 D7
Wednesday 11/11 BBQ Stakes 6k 12:15pm
Thursday 12/11 ACTVAC track
6:00pm 3000m
6:20pm 200m
7:00pm short hurdles
7:15pm 800m
7:40pm 10,000m
8:00pm 4 x 100m relay
Saturday 14/11 9:00am Stromlo intervals at Deeks Forest Park

Note that on Saturday we have changed the meeting place from Stromlo Forest Park - the cross country track is well and truly closed - to Deeks Forest Park - entrance off Uriarra Road near Cotter Road. That's where we will continue to meet until the cross country track is re-opened sometime in February.

Two years ago in this blog I said that I had been told the track would "never close". Then I posted this:

It was too easy to predict, really.

Happy Birthday Jackson, six today!

There will be balloons.


  1. At least PH is never closed. A "tap" run this arvo me thinks.

    P.S. the blue title is better. Maybe 'bold' on the second line?

  2. or a slightly larger font? If either look OK I'll implement.

  3. Excellent runs by all the "peakers". Yes it does look like we are heading for 'hot' times! Could that be smokin' hot?

  4. Always smokin' hot when the chicks chase Ewen!!