Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Balmy Autumn Day

RPM is becoming busier in the mornings and when I arrived this morning all the bikes were taken. Therefore I decided to memorise the program CJ had set for me as I had left the written program at home. However, when I checked later I had remembered it all almost perfectly. I did make it to the abs class afterwards.

Today turned into quite a hot sunny day and I left my run until quite late, probably a bit too late as it turned out as it was very dark by the time I returned home and the cycle paths were not lit so I ran with caution. The forecast is for hot days going into the middle of next week. The best part of this time of year is that the nights cool down enough to sleep comfortably and the days don't become hot until late morning.

I ran from home to and round Lake Ginninderra and home the long way to make the correct distance. Interestingly as I approached the last few kms of the run my ipod played "I Want to be Old Before I die" followed directly afterwards by "I want to be 18 til I die" which was an amusing contrast in terms!

Total distance: 18.2km
Time taken: 1hr53mins
Average pace per km: 6:12
Calories burned: 1073

I have decided that this marathon will be just a case of completing it and not to worry about the time or I will be disappointed. I'm running far too slowly in training.


  1. coincidentally there's an "age/years go by/music" theme in the post I have just written today

    and just to finish the marathon is a big achievement in itself, regardless of what the clock says.

    I don't believe clocks any more, anyway. They lie.

  2. I'll take either of those two lyrics, Strewth!

    You're running slowly? Makes me wondeer what I'm doing then!

  3. So that's why you sacked me as your Wednesday training partner... I was running too slowly! Sorry about that.