Monday, August 27, 2007

Trying to return to a normal routine!

Thursday 16 August - Run 5.45am - Distance 6km
I couldn't go to training today as I had an ACT Awards night to attend. However I did run early in the morning instead, a gentle 6km around the local block.

Sunday 19 August - Run in Noosa
Distance: 10.09km
Time taken: 63mins
Calories burned: 535
Average pace per km: 6:19
After a long weekend in Noosa and the rest of the week in Melbourne I am now back in sunny Canberra trying to return to a normal routine. Noosa was wet and became much wetter after I left on Tuesday while Melbourne was pleasantly sunny. Mr B ran the Noosa Half on Sunday 19th but was disappointed in his result although for me it would have been a good time, so it's all relative! Dressed in our CR gear CJ and I found some trails to run on before running down to the race to cheer on the runners and run part of the course on the edge of the road. At the start we met up with some of the CR cheer squad, Cirque and Vege Girl and a few others. It was great to put faces to CR names. We also met up with ILikeToast and had a great meal with him and a few others from his training group the night before the run and a relaxing coffee after the run as the rain started to fall.

Tuesday 21 August
This was our only other opportunity to run in Noosa as the sun came out in the morning and it was gorgeous for a brief amount of time, so lovely that Mr B went for a swim while CJ and I found some hills to run in the Nature Park after running from our apartment down to the beach.In the afternoon I left CJ and Mr B to the Noosa storms and headed back to Canberra before flying to Melbourne.

Distance: 10.18km
Time taken: 64mins
Calories burned: 588
Average pace per km: 6:19

Wednesday 22 August

Back in Canberra briefly I managed a short run before flying off to Melbourne for yet another Awards ceremony.

Distance: 10.16km
Time taken: 62:17
Average pace per km: 6:08
Calories burned: 602

Saturday 25 August
Back in Canberra knowing I was incapable of running the half tomorrow I decided to try a longer run this morning - still painfully slowly.
Distance: 16.67km
Time taken: 1hr 45:15
Average pace per km: 6:19
Calories burned: 987

Monday 27 August
The extra kilos from all these social events lately do little to help my running pace. Today I started my diet with the aim of losing 4 kilos. Then I might find it easier to run at a reasonable pace!!
Tonight I went to speedygeoff's training session at Parliament House. After our warm-up loops we ran some undulating loop repeats (approx 500m) winding through the tracks - (six times) incorporating 4 push-ups, 6 push-ups then 8 push-ups in the middle. Then a warm down loop incorporating a run right up the grassy verge to the fence surrounding PH at the top where we stopped to admire the stunning view of the city lights below and the bright full moon shining above on a balmy Canberra evening almost akin to Spring weather.
Total distance: 7.3km
Calories burned: 425

Tomorrow morning it's back to the gym!

1 comment:

  1. Don't forget the eclipse!

    Your pace is good. That's what I want for the long runs when Molonglo starts up again :)

    I hope Toasty's colours didn't run in all that rain you and CJ brought to SE Queensland.