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Aussie World Champion...

Three big cheers for the 21yo Casey Stoner. What a skilled rider this lad is. He scored the crown of MotoGP World Champion in yesterdays race on the Motegi circuit in Japan.

Oh, and another big cheer to Monty for txting through that result before I had had a chance to sit back with a few beers and a mate to watch what was going to be one of the best races of the season. Boy, was I happy to get that txt... NOT! Grrrrrr. Monty, you will be severely reprimanded on Tuesday night!

After I had a moment to calm down and my blood stopped boiling from THAT txt I happened to see that Stoner hadn't actually won the race so I managed to gain some composure and ended up watching one of the most exciting races of the season. It had everything that all the other races lacked thus far. We had jumped starts and penalties, we had a wet track, we had riders coming off, we had pit stops for bike changes... Bike changes! It was an awesome race.

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And to other race news...

I managed to do a personal best time in Sydney's Bridge Run. I completed the race with no problems and managed to run the entire distance without walking. I'm bloody happy with myself.

Below is the graph of my progress. I started this journey on 1/08/07 and my average pace was 8'33"/km and I could only run/walk 3.55km in half an hour. Yesterday I did close to 10km at an average pace of 5'15"/km in 51min49sec. Twice during yesterday's run my pace dropped below the 5 minute mark. Those sub 5min times were recorded at the 3km mark and right at the end when my happy hormones kicked in. I'm pleased at my progress and even more pleased to be able to say that I've competed in and completed a race. I'm now confident that I can give this season's adventure races a good go.


15 comments:

Tom Cat from Bondi Beach said...

Go Muz: next step Beijing 2008 ?? !!!

Muzbot said...

Tom Cat - that's funny. It's the exact same message I sms'd to a mate after I finished the race. Yes, onwards and upwards!

Monty said...

Ooops! It was on the 6 o'clock news so I thought that surely you would have seen the race already! I'm sooooo sorry Muz! BUT I only mentioned that he had won the World Champs, not the actual race!!!

Christerbjorn said...

Hey Muz,

Like Monty, as soon as I heard the news I thought of you and didn't text you to share in the joy as I too expected that you would have already seen the race and or the result.
Casey is such a great Champion, he seems well grounded and has maturity well beyond his years.
He also has the respect of his rivals, that's not easy in such a competative arena.

Congrats with your running, well done, you deserve to be very proud of your achievements. Please continue to keep us informed of you persuits, it's very inspiring.
McDreamy.

Crystal said...

Well done Muzbot. It's good to see someone challenging themselves and actually following through. Your progress was great from only 8 weeks preparation. So what's next?

Dave said...

You did good darlin' ;o)

Monty said...

"Darlin" - Muzbot, you've been called "Darlin" by Dave...is there something you wish to share with us??? ;-)

Dave said...

hey monty... i was just doing my best marcia hines impression from australian idol. if you watch it you'll know what i mean! if not, trust me :o)

Muzbot said...

Actually. Dave and my Marcia impersonations got us through the race with many laughs. My personal fave: "And Darlin', you look pretty."

Tom said...

That is a fantastic pace! So... half in May, full marathon in Sept? :)

Shelly said...

You are so hot right now... Fit, handsome, adventurous, slight hint of an ego building there, determined and, let's face it, from your pictures, eyes that would melt anyone's heart if they looked deep into them. You're married right?

Shelly said...

oh bugger... I just realised that you're not really in the market for a chick are you?... oh well, we know what they say about the good ones, they are either taken or gay. Damn.

Muzbot said...

Shelly: do "they" really say that? That's just too easy to think that. I would bet, with all my heart, that not all the good ones are taken or gay.

Tom: thanks mate - you have no idea what that means to me.

Monty said...

Oh of course! *hangs head in embarassment* I must confess to having watched this season! "You go girl!" ;-)

mykel said...

when i heard that casey had won i must admit that my first thought was of a very excited muzbot jumping for joy at the outcome ;)