Thursday, April 22, 2010

Short sprints at the oval

It was a gorgeous day today and the temperature was still pleasantly warm after 5pm when I headed for speedygeese training at Dickson oval. Margaret and I managed to run a loop warm-up before the main session started. My ankle had been niggly all day and it took quite some time for it to feel more comfortable on the run.
We started with a couple of warm-up loops and then divided into relay teams, the fastest one with four team members, the next with five and the "take it easy" team with six members. Now, there were some very speedy geese in this team and a couple of slow ones including me of course. We had to run a fast 100m, pass the baton to a team member then jog a further 100m to the next cone to wait for the next person to pass on the baton. The plan was to run 10 x 100m but I think our team only finished 9 before the fastest team finished. Afterwards we ran another cool down loop of the oval.
To make my distance up to 10km Jen and I ran another couple of large loops of the full oval.
Total distance: 10km


  1. You are not the slow one!!! You are fast. 10 km the perfect distance. Have a good running week end.

  2. Doesn't sound like "take it easy" to me. Hope your hammy and other bits and pieces come good in 8 days, 10 hours, 50 minutes and 33 seconds!

  3. Mental and physical exertion sounds good for mental and physical health.