doggles wrote:thanks IronGirl. it's funny how in your training log you talk about 'short' distances like half marathons i've got quite a way to go!
Yeah but when I started I could not even run to the end of the road. The first time I went out I must have looked so bad, a neighbour stopped in their car and offered to give me a lift home. Keep at it Doggles it gets easier.
fri 1st of july body balance class after work. i was feeling really tired beforehand but it perked me up a bit.
saturday 2nd bit of cycling to warm up some weights and back extensions. i haven't done these in a while and i found i couldn't lift quite so much as the last time. 4 x 200m hill 'sprints' (i use the term very loosely!) i can't believe such a short distance could have me puffing and panting so quickly! it was really hard. i did it on the treadmill at an incline of 15% and a speed of 8km/h. half way through each one i found i had to hold onto the bar for fear of not keeping up and falling off the back. would it be better to go slower/at less of an incline and be sure that i could actually run it without holding on? a few ab crunches /stretches
richmond old deer park 10k about 1hr6mins, i forgot to look at the seconds. it was chip timed, so i'll check the website in a day or two. the first time i had run the distance, so i'm pleased with that. i jogged the whole way, except for two brief walks at the water stations. i probably could have pushed myself a bit more. next time i'd like to get under the 1 hour mark. the weather was perfect - overcast with a slight breeze so not too hot. the rain held off until after the finish. it was a good morning, very enjoyable. i went to a nearby cafe called 'tide tables cafe' and had some lunch. nice place. i'd love to go back and visit kew gardens sometime.
19th july tuesday's run was an epic fail. i did the race on sunday and then a long day at work on mon (7.30 - 20.00) and was just tired and my muscles were a bit stiff. also, i didn't get out the door early enough, and as i still don't have a watch, i was worried i would be late for work. i was supposed to do a 40 minute fast run, but i ended up walking half the way and cutting the route short.
21st july today was much better. supposed to be a 50 minute easy run. i planned a 6.35km route, but went a bit faster than i expected, so finished in 45 mins.