Saturday, March 15, 2008

Flat batteries, lack of fuel, empty radiator; overheating!

That was me on my run this morning! I started way too late in a 33deg temp and suffered accordingly! Last night we met up with friends for a great meal at a local restaurant and of course a few wines were consumed. I guess the combination of the wine, the temperature and lack of food as I didn't eat before my run, caused me to struggle this morning. I can only describe this run as an exhausting exercise in determination! I ran from home to Lake Ginninderra, round the lake, back past Giralang through the tunnel on the way to Gungahlin and back down to Kaleen shops where I bought another bottle of water as I had drunk all four of my little bottles from round my waist, on towards the AIS then back home. I just couldn't seem to drink enough and the moment I reached home I drank gallons of water and gatorade. It was a HOT run but at least I did it (slowly)!

Distance: 22km
Time taken: 2:20:14
Average pace per km: 6:22
Calories burned: 1300

Friday - Yesterday morning early I had a mammoth session at the RPM class. I'm sure the air conditioning wasn't working Although the fans were operating all the glass windows steamed up and we were just dripping. It was a new track and it's great music but an extremely hard workout! Am I losing weight with all this hot hard work? - nah, not a gram, not a kilo, zilch!!


  1. On the other hand, the last Stromlo at 7:30am was very pleasant, but I missed Strewth, Chelle Belle, Allrounder et al.

    Set the alarm!

  2. On the other hand, I was almost as smart as Spody. 33C at 5pm, so I jogged 4km - not far enough to overheat :)

  3. CJ is always good company, plenty of grit and determination in the girl,she ran away from me on hills yesterday. Looking good for the mthn.

  4. Sounds like a very hard day! At least you finished and didn't pass out in a dehyrated heap somewhere!!

  5. what is this?! you can't be drinking gallons. that's my job. you must drink litres (did you notice i didn't say liters? ewen would have abused me.)

    be careful in those RPMs. if you think the a/c is out, don't be shy. i actually passed out on a bike because of that. drink drink drink (not so much the veeeno).

  6. What is this?! Ihatetoast has their dictionary set to 'British English'?

    By the way, I think Strewth is drinking US gallons. Even though they're smaller, she still needs the 3 pit-stop strategy on a 16k run.