Monday, January 21, 2013

Oh No, No, No, No, No !

...Well that's not what i was looking for.
Bypassed the arduous and laborious HuRTS 45 minute Tempo session that was on the cards once again (seems to be on every week these days) in favour of doing my own speed work.  Wanted to do the 8 x 1k reps i have worked out in Centennial going to and from the cafe.
Even at 6.15am this morning it was warm and the humidity was very uncomfortable, not sure what it was as Flake's B.O.M report still hasn't been filed for the day at the time of writing. I was sweating even cycling over to the park (although that may have been just the thought of having to do 1k reps) Worked the first one and time was down a little but wasn't to concerned as it was still early days, although even after the 2nd i was sweating buckets. Got to the first 4 and  all were done at the same time (at least i was consistent) before i lost it slightly on the next couple. Had those dreaded thoughts at pulling the pin after number 6 but hung in there and completed the 8.
Disappointed with the times and session ( seems to be a common theme these days) , although the only positives i can take from it was (1) I got through it and (2) I worked off shorter breaks only 60 seconds between each except for the final 2 where i drifted out to 90 :)

I was fishing for a few bets from the Chairman yesterday for the upcoming Striders 10k at Homebush next weekend. Now, Tommy H used to be the fairest man within the team to get a bet on and our bets were always won or lost by a second or two either way. But his latest offer (on handicap ) where he offered me a 3 minute start is just outrageous. So on that bases and the way i am running Tom will have to only run a 35.30 to beat me ................Please, Tom Spare Me. the way i am going at the moment even a 90 second start from Enda wouldn't be enough in my present state. In fact it's that bad i might even have to ask Elvis (the taxi man) for an advantage :)

Still I'll battle on...........

Number 7 on the Berlin Hit list and perfect timing for the day his President gets to Swear to preserve and protect the Constitution of the Great U.S of A in his second term. today's HuRTS member is J.Fenton

Jonathan Fenton aka J-Fen.
 Well J-Fen improved big time about 18 months ago and sits very comfortably alongside the ranks of Heyden, Macca, Fats and B'Grade in races. Very methodical with all his training and is very smart with it without overdoing it or doing anything stupid. Seems to have grown in confidence over the past 12 months and is putting it on the line a little more these days, whereas in the past may have been accused of going out 'to easy' at 10k races.
Very mild mannered guy of the team and a great family man, Probably took J-Fen the best part of about 4 years to get my warped sense of humour or the Irish Boys Craic for that matter..... but i think he is slowly getting there, and perhaps we may even make it around for one of his Famous Yankee Breakfasts he has promised us for as long when he finally does.
Has great credentials to run a good time in Berlin and is a regular around Centennial Park every Sunday knocking out his 2 hour runs all around the 4.08 pace.
Wouldn't surprise to see him return from Germany with a 2.36 under his belt??? and is another of a handful of the team that will always be out for any social event under the HuRTS banner.

J-Fen cools of at the end of a tough 10k run in 30 degree heat at Homebush last year.

Toughing it out at last years J.P.Morgan race in Cent Park.

...and when all else fails, we can always rely on J-Fen to hit us up for a few tunes when we hit Munich. ( J- Fen seen here playing to the masses)

Next Up, "The Knowledge' Mr Marathon himself.............. David Kane.



  1. Explains a lot then - actually thought it was higher :)

  2. Timmy thought it was at least 12% higher.