Sunday, January 24, 2010

What a difference a day makes!

Overnight the temperature dropped considerably and this morning it was only 13deg when I drove to Parliament House to meet Ewen at 7.30am. Wow, it felt positively chilly! Great weather for a warm-up followed by drills and hill sprints. We headed for the shady grass opposite the portrait gallery where we ran 3 x 60m strides before our drills as follows:
3 x 50m schoolyard skipping
2 x 50m of high skips, flat foot marching, high knees, butt kicks and carioca
50-60m strides between each set.
We then ran to a grassy bank on the roof of PH and ran 8 x 10sec hill sprints with a good recovery between each run.

Total distance: 8km

Total distance for week: 70km

After all this we drove over to the triathlon site and joined the cheer squad for Jen_Runs and Mango who were racing the Olympic distance as a team. It was exciting to watch and of course we incorporated coffee while Mango was out on his run. We saw lots of familiar faces and caught up with friends - some from many moons ago - another good day. Mr B was a technical official on the back of a motorbike pinging those who were drafting on their bikes and sending them off to the penalty box where they had to wait 3 minutes - quite a number of culprits as it happened! There were six motorbikes with technical officials on the bike course!

Later in the afternoon the temperature warmed up to another hot sunny day of 32degrees but fortunately the triathletes experienced perfect cool calm conditions early in the morning.
To top off a lovely weekend Mr B and I went to the movies tonight to see 'It's Complicated' starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. We really enjoyed it - good fun. About 3/4 of the way through the movie suddenly died and we sat in silence. We had to wait about ten minutes before the movie was brought back to life and because of the inconvenience every person in the theatre was given a free ticket for a movie another night. Considering we saw the rest of the movie AND enjoyed it thoroughly, we thought that was a pretty good deal! We now get to see another movie free - woo hoo!


  1. Thanks so much again for coming to see us down at the race not just once but twice over the weekend! It was really lovely (as always) to catch up with you. xx

  2. Wow, that was a good deal... and you got a loo break in the middle of the movie ;)

    Yes, cheering is fun, as is cool weather for a change!

  3. 70 km in a week: you are ready for another marathon!