11 December, 2007

Hi Folks

Hi Folks,

I am sorry it has taken me so long to get back to my blog. Life gets a little hectic sometimes. though I do admit that I did spend some time away with my lovely wife, Robyn.

The 500K Relay was, again, an absolutely terrific experience. Our team, Southern Cross Runners, came 10th out of 18 teams. We didn't do as well as we would have liked but it certainly wasn't for the lack of trying. The whole team worked extremely well together with each memeber putting in a super effort.

I ran 7 times over the three days, 3 Friday, 3 Saturday and 1 Sunday. Runs averaged 5K and varied in degree of dificulty according to the terrain. Each leg of the relay has a grading from 1 to 10, 10 being the most difficult. One of mine was graded 9, but after running it i wuold have graded it about 8. The majority are graded at about 4 or 5. Though running 7 times over three days does not sound a lot, the the issue is that you run them as hard as you possibly can because you really don't want to let your team mates down. This, combined with sleep deprivation, results in you being totally stuffed by the end of the weekend. None of of this detracts from it being a terrific experience.

As for which will be my 10th Marathon.......... Canberra 2008 of course!


Tesso said...

10th out of 18 is great - congrats!

Ewen said...

Sounds like a great event Rob - you deserve to be totally stuffed after 7 'races' over the weekend.

Rachelle had a great time - their team came 4th, but she claims they were the first team of 'ordinary runners'.

Eagle said...

Rob back to Blogging and some solid training for Canberra 2008. Although the weather in QLD makes that difficult at this time of the year. Good luck with training.

Scott said...

Hey eddie

Glad that you will be at Canberra next year. You're making my decision just that much easier ;)

I'm now 90% sure of getting down there for that.

iliketoast said...

See you on that last bridge .... my turn to overtake!

Peterhorse said...

Great to see it put on paper. Go the 10th!