Saturday, January 13, 2007

In My Next Life......


...In another life I want to be a bug!

I'm sure some of them are impervious to heat, but this old chickybabe isn't!

The Program: 800m race, AIS Track, ACTVAC, Canberra, 11th January.

This was an attempt at the 800m National Record, W75-79. I missed the record, but managed to come up with a PB of 15 seconds for that distance. I'm more than thrilled with that result!

Conditions on the night were pretty awful : 38 degrees at 7:00 p.m....that's why I want to come back as a bug, have another crack at the record & just fly around the track & not be affected by the weather!

I felt like I was about to die when I finished : legs lactic, lungs bursting, throat on fire & coughing like a consumptive! I've had that coughing/about to throw up feeling after 800m before. It's not very nice & what's worse, it lasts for several hours. ....unable to stop coughing! Strange or natural?

It'll take all of this weekend for my body to cool down & freshen up to begin some training next week, so I'll continue to watch tennis & just enjoy the break.

A great 2 days in Canberra : thanks to Flash Duck, AKI, Strewth, PRB & Ewen in particular & all whom I met at the track who as usual always make me feel so welcome.

A very special "thank you" to all my Blogging friends here, who left comments of support - when I read them I got quite a big lump in my throat! Now I wonder what that could be caused by!!

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on such a huge PB LL - well earnt and well deserved!

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  2. Glad to hear you've recovered LL, and well done on the PB! It was hot that night.

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  3. Huuuuge congrats on the PB LL! That's a fantastic result 38 degrees or no 38 degrees.

    Looks like you were in very good hands down there. What a lovely bunch those Canberrans are :-)

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  4. That's a HUUUGE PB in such difficult conditions Chickybabe. You never cease to amaze us with your endless determination and energy. Enjoy the recovery.

    All our love. H&B

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  5. :) I had no idea that was a pb -why didn't you say so?

    Oh yeah, you were catching your breath, now I remember.

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  6. Wow LL, how fantastic! That was a stinking hot night and I know you were disappointed at the time but in spite of all that you achieved a huge PB. Well done! It was just so lovely to catch up with you and I'll look forward to seeing you in Canberra again in a few weeks.

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  7. What an amazing way to face a race and set a PR.
    You are doing just as you said some months ago: no reason to keep improving :D

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  8. Congratulations on the PB Norma. Just think next time in a bit cooler weather the time may fall. Cheers.

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  9. Yes coughing for hours afterwards is normal on a hot summers night in Canberra, if you run fast enough. You ran fast enough!

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  10. You are so amazing LL. Congratulations on the PB. 15 seconds over 800M is incredible and in that heat. You just keep pulling those rabbits out of the hat.

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  11. What Eddie said... except for the last sentence. I knew you'd be running out of sight on a hot night.

    Have an easy week, and goof luck :)

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  12. Congratulations LL, an awesome result in very tough conditions.

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  13. When i read what the temp was, I was hoping you wouldn't melt :) but instead you scorched your time. Congrats on the PB. Your hard work is bringing rewards.

    TA

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  14. Great stuff LL, a PB!!!

    I would class the 800m the hardest race of all races under 42.2km to race to the best of your ability!

    I look forward to hearing about your next PB over the 800 distance in the coming month!

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  15. Congratulations on the PB LL under such difficult conditions!

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  16. What a trooper you are & in those hot conditions.

    You also managed your PB on my birthday... so I'm very happy to hear this!

    AK

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  17. That's fantastic LL! Very inspiring to see you achieving PBs under those conditions.

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  18. I don't want to be a bug. I want to be LL :-)

    Gnome

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