Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010

Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010
Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010

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Mittagong, NSW, Australia
Have been a keen runner for more than 40 years; member of ACT Veterans Club. Ran my first of 11 marathons in 2000 and the NYC Marathon in 2005 where I carried the Australian flag at the "Friendship Run" (photo at left). Have Australian Age Category Records for two 50km Ultra Marathon events, a half marathon and 5000m track race; ACT record for 1 mile. Born in 1929 (!), I lived in Sydney with my husband, Jim, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995....Jim passed away in 2011 after 45 years together, during which time we travelled extensively and made NYC our favourite destination at Christmas.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

C to 5km

With Leah and Ross this morning : Week 5, Day 2....done! This is fast becoming one of my favourite runs....despite the early start and the cold and the wind!!  30 min.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Track ~~~~~

Still no lanes marked so once again I ran just inside the boundary fence of the oval at Chevalier College.  Windy, but not cold.  Session OK!

10-20 min warm-up.......I did 10 min + strides
4 x 1200m (9:21 for 40min 5km.)
10 min cool-down....I did 5 min + stretches

4 x 1200m
9:17;    9:07;    9:05;    8:53

Monday, July 28, 2014

Talk About Dedication!!

I can't believe I'm still braving these early and cold morning starts!  Never would have thought I'd do it, but here I was up again at 7:00am today for the start of Week 5, Day 1, Couch to 5km with Leah.  Ross missing due to a bad throat!   Not a nice morning at all : very cold and very, very windy.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Long Run with Leah ~~~~~

A 12:45pm start with what looked like a raincloud about to open up!  Only a dozen large drops and it ended just as Leah and I set off from the Highlands School for our jog/walk long, chat chatting all the way!  So nice for me to have company on these  longer runs.  Fierce wind came up at the turnaround point, but we battled bravely on!

Diamond Fields Road

Today : 11km

Friday, July 25, 2014

C 2 5k +

Couch to 5km this morning; Cross Fit this afternoon; long run tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

C 2 5K

Despite the frost, 7:45am start with Leah and Ross.....Week 4, Day 2.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Track ~~~ Interrupted!

Warm-up just finished when school kids descended on the oval to train for their athletics carnival!  It made little difference to me really as there are still no lanes marked.  I moved to the area just inside the boundary fence while they used the centre for some heats.  A very nice morning at Chevalier College, Bowral :  sunny and no wind, the grass a bit rough but short and not too wet after the earlier fog.

My Program :
10-20 min warm-up....I did 10 min + strides
6 x 800m (90sec RI)
10 min cool-down....I did 5min + stretches

5:39;  5:40;  5:52;  6:03;  5:56;  5:41...ahead of VP for each repeat!

800m track

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fitness Class ~~~~~

I missed C to 5k with Leah and Ross, having had a sleepless night last night. However I did get to Cross Fit at 1:45pm with the school kids!  A hard session :  "Twenties" ~~~~~

Just managed twice through!