Session again was the same as last week, Full laps of Reg Bartley Oval, Rushcutters (450m) rolling off 2.10. After Mikey's struggle last week to remember the recovery time, i was given permission from the Chairman to blow the HuRTS budget and purchase a new 'High Alert Beeping Clock - that signals (when set up) when the time is right to go (every 2.10 today).
Good crowd in attendance once more and with Tucks leading from the front and a guest stint from Dave Clark (fresh in from Switzerland) on his tail i tucked in nicely with Bartles, Mikey, Enda, Skippy Heyden and Slim Sammy Agnew in our own little group.With a 81 first rep and then an even faster 2nd in 78 i knew today's set was going to be a tough one, the rest of the set pretty much followed suit although i noticed i was dropping off a second or two over the final 50 metres or so.
Felt a slight twinge in the right hammy on the 7th rep - so actually pulled the pin after that as a precaution, think its' OK but didn't want to upset it any more before Sunday and will now just rest with 3 days to go and hope it settles down before the race
Rep times for the 6 completed were; 81, 78, 79, 81, 81, 82, 82
As stated a tough old session this one, as everyone seemed to be working pretty much to the max (apart from Warrior Charlie again who was on about 45% and having longer breaks at that )
Felt sorry for Enda once again, as at one point i thought an ambulance was going to be required, as he was out sparko - See the photo below, and that was only after the 3rd rep of the day :)
.....Eight, Nine, Ten.....OUT ..Enda seconds after the 3rd rep of the day.
I was a little worried when the boys rocked up for the session today - still dressed up in last nights costumes care of Halloween night. It took me a while to figure out who was who, although with the big Pumpkin Head i knew that had to be Enda, See if you can guess the rest :)
Out tonight for the annual BRAT/Hardmen 'Golden Shoe' Award night that HuRTS boy Eoin 'The Leech' Reville took out for his 2.57 Marathon this year, heading down to Hurricanes to feast on a rack of ribs and a few beers, sure there will be plenty of banter flying around with the likes of Eoin, Enda, Charlie, J.C around, although Angry Man Clyde is there as well so i better not wear my Lance t-shirt or that may fire him up even more.