Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
....for the encouraging thoughts & comments left on this lonely blog during the past 2 weeks! "May your shadow never be less".
The story so far: the worst came to the worst on Thursday, March 8 at the ACTVAC mile race for which, bloody hell, with wizard Ewen's help, I'd trained hard for months to do well in! Instead, 48 hours later I was off to hospital by ambulance. After lots of lovely tests (which I sorely miss!!)...all results clear except for some inflammation, following weeks of fearful bowel problems, leaving me anally retentive!
Another week passed waiting for a new broadband modem from Telstra who, for some reason unknown to man, or Telstra for that matter, had given me a new user name without telling me & had 2 inactive accounts in my name! I could have "danced all night" or waited all year had I not called their 'Help Line' & found out what was, or was not, going on.
Anyhoo...(as 2P says & I like it!)....looking on the bright side: training resumes tomorrow, for the SMH Half Marathon on May 20. Thanks Ewen, for another one of the best:-
Week 1 (of 8):
Monday: 35 minutes easy run.
Tuesday: 70 minutes easy run.
Wednesday: 35 minutes easy run.
Thursday: Walk + Strides.
Sunday: 70 minutes easy run.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
.......with Virtual Partner until Thursday night!
Chev track would have been almost submerged, so I decided on another venue for today's short & easy speed session, starting outside these gates that lead into the paddocks where I walk the dogs each afternoon.
I paced out 150m with Mr G-armin on this 400m bitumen deadend, no traffic road to where I'd marked a "finish line" with a stick in the middle of the road.....the shoes were added later!
This was meant to be an easy session....just practising the pace needed for Thursday night's mile race.
Program: 6 x 150m in 49.5 to 50 seconds each, jogging back to the start.
Short warmup & a few drills. Holding Mr-Garmin in my hand again for easy/constant viewing & set for 49secs. finishing time.
Results : 48; 48; 49; 49; 48; 48
Monday, March 05, 2007
.....After about 5 minutes into this morning's run, the rain pelted down. I enjoy running in the rain so it didn't bother me until I heard thunder on the way back. Electrical storms just about every day lately & lightning I'm scared of, especially after watching a recent TV documentary about how dangerous it is!
Program: 20-30 minutes easy, low heart rate run.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
......another thrashing for Virtual Partner this morning!http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/2167152
Program : 800m Time Trial....aim for 4:25; 4:20 to 4:30 would be good.
After the usual warm-up, a few drills & 4 strides, we were off...VP & me! VP set for 4:30 but I was determined he wouldn't get a look-in.....and he didn't! I held Mr G-armin in the palm of my hand so that I could more easily see if he tried to get ahead....he didn't, not once!
Results : 4:17! 400m splits 2:08 & 2:09
I really enjoy racing with Virtual Partner .....it's motivational & a lot of fun, especially when he loses!
Friday, March 02, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
.....not nearly this bad, but the only photo of a bog I could find in a hurry! The entire oval was a bit like a quagmire. As well, some machine had gone over the whole area making deep cuts in the ground to absorb the moisture I suppose, so it was a difficult session!
Program : The usual warm-up, some drills & strides.
4 Sets of 3 x 150m in 38-40 seconds. 2 minutes recoveries & 5 minutes between sets.
Set 1. 40.4; 39.8; 40.5.
Set 2. 40.5; 40.7; 39.4.
Set 3. 40.5; 40.3; 40.7.
Set 4. 40.7; 39.5; 38.2.
Skipped the warm-down because another electrical storm was hovering over the horizon! I didn't take full recovery time between sets.....for the same reason. It was a very tough workout!