Tuesday, 22 May 2012

time means nothing...

Posted by speedygeoff on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 with 5 comments
Speedygeese Results 
17 May ABS 7.3k Fun Run
206 Neil Boden 38.07
578 finishers under 70 mins

18 May Customs 5k handicap
Kym Chisholm 22.27

20 May High Noon 800m 
Joel Pearson 2:12.21

No I was not tempted to stop and do chin-ups at that point of the race.

Song of the week. "After Hours", by We Are Scientists. From http://youtu.be/6XXfqPRG4TQ

“Time Means Nothing”. A video clip with a happy ending, forsooth! Somewhat violent, but.

I have already entered the Melbourne Half Marathon in anticipation of organising a visit there in October. Time means everything! I said on the entry form I expect to run 1:29. Now I will have no excuse to slacken off in Canberra's winter. However much cold weather looms.

Back to 100k per week with no easing off until October. Back too to the gym twice a week. I should add that three times a week I have been doing 2 x pull-ups + 4 x chin-ups. In June this will increase. Slow and steady will win THIS race.


  1. How slow am I!!! BUT how awesome is that newspaper article. Congratulations on running the first Rex Foulkes Half and competing 43 years later. That is some record! Today I ran with Alan Wilson at Tuesday group (I often run with him) but I hadn't read that article then or I would have mentioned it. You are still so fast. I am in awe!

  2. Thanks Ruthie.
    "Have pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go".

  3. It's nice to have a history with a race and there are a couple of races I need to get back to as the years role on...

    Now what is better to do, chin-ups or pull-ups?

  4. ha ha I used to call pull-ups "reverse grip chin-ups" but have decided on the shorter version. Reverse grip is palms facing out, which young people might find easy but not me anymore.

  5. I'm surprised you had the energy to race a half after your honeymoon ;) Great article and record. Only 144 days until the Melbourne Half!