Sunday, March 30, 2008

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Today Total: 12k
Week Total: 20k
Month Total: 28k
Year Total: 93k

Well happy, happy, joy, joy, and not just because I got through 12k today - but because my beloved foreshore trail has been re-opened. I'm not sure how long it has been open again because I haven't been down there since mid last year but frabjuous day calloo callay he chortled in his joy.

It isn't quite like it used to be as the new buildings in the back of Concord Hospital don't have the same character as the WWII vintage ones they replaced but at least they didn't take out the rough hewn sandstone stairs and little cliff face that was a real landmark for those of us who used to frequent there.

If I am any chance at all of doing Hellgate in 3 weeks time I really need to get some time on feet happening so I set off today with the goal of covering 12k in a run/walk in under 8 min k's.

Finished bang on 1 hour 30 mins which is about a 7.40 av so I'm pretty content with that.

Distance never scares me - for me it is more an equation of available time and fuel - unless something physically breaks you just keep moving and eventually you get to where you are headed. Just have to see how I go from here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Again, Again

Today Total: 4k
Week Total: 8k
Month Total: 16k
Year Total: 81k

Probably more womble than tele-tubby but another 4 in the bank.

Legs were not sore at all today but when I started to run my calves really bound up - with a history of compartment syndrome I played it safe and covered the distance mixing up running and walking - so it took me 30 minutes - slow but done.

Will probably rest the pins tomorrow.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Four More With Some Old Friends

Today Total: 4k
Week Total: 4k
Month Total: 12k
Year Total: 77k

I dug around in my cupboard this morning till I uncovered my old Landreths that I wore when I did the twelve hour back in '06 that I save for special occasions - If running two days in a row isn't special for me these days then I don't know what is :-)

They carried me for a smidge over 94k that night and I guess I used that as motivation to get out the door. You can't live on past glories, you're only as good as your last run and my last run (yesterday) was about as glorious as a three-legged labrador running on a forty degree day.

You can't live on past glories, but you can use them for motivation - another four done.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Another Four

Today Total: 4k
Week Total: 8k
Month Total: 8k
Year Total: 73k

Another 4k today - managed some cross training on Wednesday so slowly clawing my way back.

Still fat n unfit but.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Today Total: 4k
Week Total: 4k
Month Total: 4k
Year Total: 69k

Well it has been exactly a month since my last sporadic effort - I wonder how long to the next?

Fat and unfit with a modicum of motivation....