Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The heat is on: Beta believe it

I have unintentionally done three heat training sessions in the past week.
My training has been
Mon 13/11 8k Clean Streets 6am warm
Tue 14/11 10k M7 from Rooty Hill 12.30pm very hot
Wed 15/11 8k Clean Streets 6am mild
Thur 16/11 rest day!
Fri 17/11 10k Clean Streets 5.50am cool
Sat 18/11 19k home/M7/work 11.40am hot
Sun 19/11 12k Clean Streets 9am warm
Mon 20/11 8k Clean Streets 6pm hot
Tue 21/11 8k Clean Streets 6am warm

When I say unintentionally, I mean I had good intentions of getting out earlier in the day, but they just evaporated. So did I in the heat.
Fortunately, I am better prepared nowadays: CR cap, t shirt not singlet, sunscreen, zinc cream, sunnies, fuel belt. It's getting to be like packing for holidays just to head out the door for a run.
Speaking of which, I'll be off air until 01/12. We head to Port Macquarie this Friday, for an over-nighter. I hope to have a run with Minersrun Saturday morning before we drive on to Ballina. We'll be there five nights, and look forward to a restful break. We've decided to go up a notch in accommodation this time as my son will be with us. ED won't as she is 19 and has zero interest in family holidays. Just her friends, casual work, car, boyfriend and vegging. I hope she has a pleasant week with her mother at home. Without my son there, I suspect that fireworks may eventuate. Still, their relationship hasn't been my direct problem for 11 years, so the best of British luck to them.
We are excited about the trip, as it now takes on the title of Family Holiday Of The Year. Previously, all five of us went to Nelson Bay in January (for 10 years), but now we've decided to move the emphasis to later in the calendar year, and Ballina it will be (for all the reasons I have mentioned in previous posts).
I'm hoping to get a run in with Lennox Loper at Lennox Head, just up the road. Other than that, there's plenty of great running areas in Ballina itself.
So, with clear beaches, good weather, great accommodation and most of the family, it's looking good...

I converted my blog to the Beta version recently. The downside is that every time I want to comment on others' blogs, I have to re-log into my new Beta version first. Quite confusing. I wonder if others are having difficulty?

My dad is very excited - he's got tickets to Day 1 of the 1st Ashes test in Brisbane this week. He was disappointed I couldn't get up there, but he asked me to watch the tv, and he promised to wave... caring and sharing !

"Exit, stage left"


  • At 8:59 am, Blogger miners said…

    Great to see the plans for the trip north are coming together. Looking forward to showing you the sights on Saturday morning mate! May not find a rabbit for you - but will probably run across a couple of goannas, scrub turkeys and with some luck we may get to share a path with a koala :)

  • At 2:37 pm, Blogger miners said…

    By the way, I'm hoping you'll be comfortable with 5.00-6.00min/km pace otherwise I will be struggling myself!

    Oh, and i was hoping to show you a few rainforest trails and a bit of beach. Maybe re-think the "brand new" shoes if it rains the day before - otherwise they should get through unscathed :)

  • At 9:24 pm, Anonymous MB said…

    You want hot, you should try Far North Queensland!!

    Watch out for the drop bears in Ballina. Happy Holidays to the BB family from the MB family :)

  • At 2:16 pm, Blogger Tesso said…

    I've tried to conver to Beta but it won't let me. Maybe just as well.

  • At 2:16 pm, Blogger Tesso said…

    Oh, and have fun up there, here, wherever!

  • At 2:38 pm, Blogger 2P said…

    You just get beta and beta.....

  • At 8:40 pm, Blogger Don Juan said…

    Some like it hot. You should try a holiday with Brendan Fevola.

  • At 7:00 pm, Blogger miners said…

    maybe it's the beta - but I can't view your latest posts, despite them showing up in bloglines!


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