With apologies to Ambrose Bierce.
Fart - deeply suspicious. Never trust one.
Fartlek - Swedish for 'running full tilt until the next lamp-post, then walking three miles home'.
Foam roller - simultaneously a torture device and instrument of mercy
Lube - slathered liberally on intimate parts to...get your mind out of the gutter... prevent chafing...get your mind out of the gutter.
Masochist - see 'runner'
Runner - see 'masochist'
Shower - failproof instrument for locating all the spots you've chafed, just in case you miss one
Long slow distance - Vital opportunity to get dropped on a group run
Monsoon - a minor obstacle
Puddle - see 'monsoon' - the best part of a run, naturally
Give me some more suggestions!
Gold Coast training log, week 16 (June 16 to 22)
Monday - 5.5km + yoga
Tuesday - AM Track: 3[7(40s hard/ 20s easy) + 3min recovery] ; PM 3km eeeeeaaaaaasy and Body Pump. (Heart rate - don't know, don't care; pace - don't know, don't care; distance - don't know, don't care; effort - on target.)
Wednesday - rest
Thursday - 15.2km tempo at 1:36 (6:22 minutes per km with BEAUTIFUL PERFECT AMAZING weather - now I just need to hold that for 42.2km...)
Friday - 5.64km easy + core and ITB routine
Saturday - slept in
Sunday - 23km in bits and bobs at the Run for Cover event (more on which later!)
Total: 59km (estimated)