Friday, August 21, 2009

Hmmm Quick post
C2S 2009

Time 65:11
aim 65ish

success,well i met my aim for the fitness level i was at.
Was dissapointed as earlier in the 10 week training period i thought i was on for sub 60 but flu and a patchy final 3-4 weeks put paid to that...


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Life in the Australian Army...

Text of a letter from a kid from Eromanga to Mum and Dad. (For Those of you not in the know, Eromanga is a small
town, west of Quilpie in the far south west of Queensland )

Dear Mum & Dad,

I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin' on the farm - tell them to get in bloody quick smart before the jobs are all gone! I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don't hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all ya gotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya boots and clean ya uniform. No bloody cows to milk, no calves to feed, no feed to stack - nothin'!! Ya haz gotta shower though, but its not so bad, coz there's lotsa hot water and even a light to see what ya doing!

At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there's no kangaroo steaks or possum stew like wot Mum makes. You don't get fed again until noon and by that time all the city boys are buggered because we've been on a 'route march' - geez its only just like walking to the windmill in the back paddock!!

This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin' - dunno why. The bullseye is as big as a bloody possum's arse and it don't move and it's not firing back at ya like the Johnsons did when our big scrubber bull got into their prize cows before the Ekka show last year! All ya gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the target - it's a piece of piss!! You don't even load your own cartridges, they comes in little boxes, and ya don't have to steady yourself against the rollbar of the roo shooting truck when you reload!

Sometimes ya gotta wrestle with the city boys and I gotta be real careful coz they break easy - it's not like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boori and Steve and Muzza all at once like we do at home after the muster.
Turns out I'm not a bad boxer either and it looks like I'm the best the platoon's got, and I've only been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers - he's 6 foot 5 and 15 stone and three pick handles across the shoulders and as ya know I'm only 5 foot 7 and eight stone wringin' wet, but I fought him till the other blokes carried me off to the boozer.

I can't complain about the Army - tell the boys to get in quick before word gets around how bloody good it is.

Your loving daughter,


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Need to lose a few Kg's and get a bit tougher/fitter for C2S!!
Going for sub 60.

Oh i forgot!
We, me and team finished our 100km together in 18hrs 58 mins and came 3rd,not bad for first timers, in the mountains with over 4000m of climbs!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I am entered into the wild endurance 100km trail event raising money for the wilderness society.Doing the full monty.

My fund raising page is here

absolutely looking forward to it!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

biggrin.gif Very pleased with effort after last time being very disappointed with 5:42.After averaging about 29km per week compared to 50ish last time i thought my goalshould be to simply finish.

I took it easy down the stairs and fortunately the conga line pace allowed me to step down each step before the next and saving me, for a while at least, from painful quad cramps.Got to the river in 95 minutes and waded across in my socks shoes overhead before changing to a spare pair (not sure if this was or wasn't worth the time but i got to keep my shoes dry for a few more km)

Ran up the hills feeling pretty good, walking when the breathing started to get heavier and so on.Got to the top of of Pluviometer 93 minutes later.The guys in front of me were talking about quad cramps and as fait would have it thats when i first got the first taste of the vice like grip around the tpos and bottoms of both quads.

I remembered the advice Blue Dog had given me 2 years before and hadn't been able to act apon.He said that i needed to leave enough in reserve to be able to do a "Cliffy Young" over Black Range Road...

That was my thoughts as i shuffled along and seemed to overtake dozens of tired runners.I thought for every km i could shuffle it was like bonus time and i started daydreaming of sub 5:30 before telling myself to snap out of it as there was still a long way to go and a tough slog downhill that was really going to hurt!

Saw the sign saying 10km to go but it seemed to go on and on especially when you asked the firies how far and they would have a joke and tell you the wrong distance (some of them didn't know anyway!)

Running down the final hill i realised that 5:15 might be a possibility and so picked up my pace and finished with a Hollywood sprint finish under the timer for 5:15:01 and pleased as punch! Net time 15:14:33

A great day and got to stay with some awesome runners (top 10) from Queensland and dinner with some Canberra legends (7th 8th and first female) at the Katoomba RSL and it was great to see this sport hasn't been ruined by money!

Thats all for now,
A tired sleep.gif

Monday, February 16, 2009

I am in training for 6 foot track marathon again.I am entered and nearly ready to go.

Edit:Ran 5hrs 27mins for megalong mega (18km out then back of hardest section in 6ft track marathon)

and 5:07 for 1500m on the track last thursday.

Last race of club summer series 5km tonight hoping for sub 19:30 fingers crossed.
Mileage is a bit patchy at times though i think i can complete the marathon.

Edit #2:
As Borat would say "...great success..." Ran 19:13! 9:27 first half with wind 9:46 return against wind.2km warmup and 2km cool down.Hard run.

Cheers Adrian