Sunday, April 02, 2006

A welcome and timely change

Having sprinted ahead of myself with a post 2 days after the last, I thought it wise to implement the blogger equivalent of the LSR. So this post is some time later.
March is over. April - a month of mysteries:
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen" G Orwell 1984

In some ways we felt the same today, as some clocks were on 12, others on 13. Daylight Saving ended. The cows can relax and now the carpets will fade less.

March running saw a record month : 276k for a YTD 795k (record YTD). An unfortunate slip of the mouse saw an incorrect YTD km claimed on coolrunning, but fortunately attention-to-detail coolrunners spotted the error and told the world.

April has started off well:
Sat 01/04 24k home/M7/Quakers Hil/home
Sun 02/04 8k Clean Streets (37.20 min)
Now, I'm happy with these for two reasons. One, I completed 24k without collapsing for the rest of the day. Two, I was able to back up the next day for a run - and it was a PB by about 2 minutes.

Next Saturday is the start of the West Met series, at Haberfield. Son will be running with me this year, so it will probably be a 12k run in the morning (solo) then the shorter WM run with him in the afternoons. Tried to convince Go Girl to join up; Hills Aths has likewise strongly encouraged her. Perhaps she will change her mind and improve even more by participating.

This is a great time of year : running in the morning is crisp and cool, and there is daylight at 6am! (until May). So, singlets are still possible; it's not until June that the long sleeves, long pants and gloves make their entrance. Often accompanied by the fashionable beanie.

Books : John Maddox Roberts entertains with The Princess And The Pirates (SPQR 10). Both his character and Lindsey Davis' Falco are very entertaining : gumshoes of ancient Rome, although JMR's is aristocratic so things are a little easier. Both wives are rather clever.

Music : The Producers Movie Soundtrack (2005) has been just about worn out in the car; can't wait for the DVD release 03/05. It has to be one of Mel's best. Love the 1967 movie, loved the Stage production in Sydney, will love the movie...

Had BB's Dad and his wife to visit this weekend. A convivial time was had by all, especially Friday night, when modest amounts of libation were poured to ensure a relaxed atmosphere. This is why the 24k run the next morning was so impressive. Thank goodness for the Fuel Belt.

6 days to go!

Exit, Stage Left...


  • At 8:43 am, Blogger Gronk said…

    Lots of luck for the weekend mate. Now take care all this week and don't do anything silly. :)

  • At 10:40 pm, Blogger Robert Song said…

    Funny how people think Robert it is my real name. (By the way which one is Pink?).

    I do like the Band. Especially a lot of the work they did with Dylan, but I didn't really get into there later albums enough, so couldn't claim them as one of my favourites. I know I should investigate them further but so little time and so much music.

    Seem to be listening to a lot of music lately from Africa in the 70s & 80s.

    Good luck on the weekend.

  • At 1:38 pm, Blogger Robert Song said…

    Oddly enough I had an Uncle named Robbie.

  • At 3:29 pm, Blogger go girl said…

    Nice try BB. Might turn up for a few of the Westmet but I need to talk to HillsAths first.

    How did you go??


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