Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Corporate Cup

Very steady today with Wooey (for a while until he ran 50m ahead of me). Hot and humid. Legs felt heavy and it was a chore. Happy to finish in 27:05 - 4:39 average pace. Close to a personal worst. Happily not a poor reflection of my fitness, just my motivation. Copped a bit of stick from Pete W, Champ and Solly for my pathetic pace.

8k all up.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Run Home

Usual Route in usual time. Cranked up the tunes. Relatively cool. Felt easy today.

14.5k in 1:17

Monday, 2 March 2015

Big Unit Memorial

70 people turned up for the session today which must be a record. Simon's parents, wife, two sons and a couple of other family members came along to watch, listen to the Warrior's speeches (there were a few), take photos and cry. It was certainly one for the ages.

Minute's Silence

We ran over to St Marys and did all the usual reps of stairs, loops of trails, hills, pushups etc. My fin-chopped foot is really bothering me so I had to nurse it along. It was very painful all weekend and prevented me from doing much at all. Felt good for taking it easy.

Family to left of Warrior; Wife, 2 sons, Mum and Dad

Friday, 27 February 2015

Friday Frollicks - RIP Big Unit

Out early with Burkey and Dave for a surf at the south pipe. Managed to fin-cut the sole of my foot which is not an easy thing to do. Joined MC for a nice breakfast (work of course) coffee and an omelette.

Very sad to hear about the death of Simon "The Big Unit" Marais. He had been battling cancer for 3-4 months and had been in Thailand having radical therapy but was in intensive care for the past 3-4 weeks. He was a regular at Warrior and was a freakishly fast big guy who could out sprint anyone. Having a memorial session for him on Monday.

Nice piece in the SMH for him

Simon gets a bit of airtime in this Warrior video from Christmas. He was having chemo at the time

Met Joe, Ness, Burkey and Mr Wong for a fairly relaxed loop of the OH, Farm Cove. MMC and then around past the Navy base to Rushcutters, around Darling Point, down to Double Bay and back via Loftus. Slow but still sweaty.

12.5k in 1:10

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Warrior Stairs

As humid as possible with rain and thick heavy air. When the rain stopped the sweat came thick and fast. Legs felt heavy initially but came back a third of the way into the workout. Tough 10 minutes of continuous stair the highlight. I probably did 9 sets but I lost count. Frank-the-Tank and Luke were miles ahead today.

Felt great afterwards.

Monday, 23 February 2015

HuRTS Monday

Tiny group of  Tom, Mike D, Jacquie, JW (back from injury), Handy, and two other guys whose names I should know. Pace was pretty good from the start and it was hot and humid so I was always going to struggle. Stayed with the boys all the way past the passenger terminal on the way back and then started to drop off a bit when the pace got noticeably faster. JW pulled at CQ and I ran alone around the Opera House where the water was too tempting so I jumped in for a swim before jogging back.

13.5k all up @4:30 average.

Tennis: Hec and I were soundly beaten by Vish and Moore 6-4 6-2. My serve went to hell as it is want to do on occasions and that was the difference really. So muggy that we pulled stumps at 9:30 to rehydrate.

Harry had an operation to clear his nasal passages yesterday. Always scary when your kids go under a general but he is fine and ate a stack of roast lamb and baked potatoes when he got home.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Friday run home

Long week with too much work and lunches. Felt great tonight running so took the longer route via Cremorne Point. Thought it would be 18k but only turned out to be 16 in 1:22 - 5:12 average. Nevertheless it was a great hit out at the end of the week. Felt strong and time just flew.

Finished with a few beers at MWH with Tom, Charlie B and Wayne. Maybe not the best recovery.

Played tennis Wednesday night. Lost in straight sets but the competitive edge was a little off.