Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Noice :)

Today Total: 8kms
Week Total:20kms
Month Total:24kms
Year Total:29km

Pulled up a bit shin sore after yesterday's walk but as I'm off to Tassie for a week I wanted to make sure I got a run in today.

Settled on an 8km circuit around Canada Bay and Mortlake(ish). The goal today was to employ a walk/run routine but to keep every km split under 7.30.

Mission accomplished! Went under 7.30 for every split to finish with 8k in 58.10 @ 7.16 overall average pace.

Very happy with the progress - I'm taking my running gear to Tassie so hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in a few runs there.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Walking The Talk

Pulled up more leg weary than leg sore after yesterday's 12k - good result.

I decided to just walk today rather than be too risky and so I won't add it to my running total (pardon the pun).

All up 6k walked in glorious sunshine around the bay in just a smidge under an hour.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Setting The Spinnaker

Today Total: 12kms
Week Total:16kms
Month Total:16kms
Year Total:21kms

I have a few days off work before flying out to Tassie Wednesday arvo so it was time to apply the 300% rule :)

With the stiff Westerly blowing I decided to give the foreshore track around Concord Hospital a whirl as I knew the bush would offer some protection and the run home would put the Westerly at my back - no point being silly about this!

I headed off with a rough goal of keeping all my km splits under 8 minutes - frankly even I thought this was a bit ambitious given how little exercise I've done over the last 18 months and how fat I now am - but hey what the heck - running distance is as much about training your brain as your body.

If I was going to do this discipline was going to be needed at the start and at the end. At the start to walk early (took my first walk at just 250m to ram the lesson home) and at the end to race against the clock.

Well simply put - it was magic! The foreshore trail was stunning as always - I luvs me trails even if they are urban ones.

The first crux on this run is going over Rhodes Station on the way to Bicentennial Park to start the back half of the run. The second crux is going over the railway line at North Strathfield on the run home. Both challenged me a bit and I dipped over the 8 minute mark for the respective splits but I had enough time banked that it didn't matter.

As expected the Westerly was right behind me for the last k and a half - so I just set the spinnaker and cruised home - loverly :)

Official. Stats from Garmy - 12k in 1.34.31 av 7.53.

Tis a well satisfied 2P.

PS for any guitar playing blogger/runners out there I've started a new blog on guitar - you can find it by clicking on my profile. The first post entitled 'The Tale Of Bootstrap' depicts my journey thus far. The subsequent posts are a bit technical so won't be of any interest to non-playing folk. Happy Days :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gently, Gently

Quads were a bit whingy after last night so just a brisk 30min 'recovery' walk tonight

All good :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Strapping On The Ugly Shoes

Today Total: 4k
Week Total:4k
Month Total:4k
Year Total:9k

Woooohooooo I ran!!!

Got home tonight and was finally motivated to run, so I pulled out my bronze coloured Nimbus (fair dinks they are right up there in the ugly shoe stakes) and took off for a circuit around the streets surrounding Concord Golf Course.

I did the standard "getting back into it" walk/run thingee and finished up with 4k in 31mins 44 secs which is sub 8 min pace - lol good ultra pace for me :) Actually I was pretty happy with it considering this route takes in a couple of moderate hills.

Let's see if I can keep it going! Happy Daze :)