Thursday, April 09, 2009

Desperately Seeking .......Shade!

If only I could bottle this perfect weather and release it for marathon day. It has been such an amazing week weather-wise and I have been lucky enough to have had the time to appreciate it. Yesterday morning I rose at some silly hour to go to the 6.15am RPM class at the gym. I used yesterday as my 'rest from running' day in place of Monday but I still worked hard at RPM and the 15mins abs class following it.
Today, as I met CJ and Mr B for brekkie, I went for my run at about 1.30pm when it was quite hot. I decided to run to find some shade and headed for the back of the AIS where I found some undulating shady paths and ran down to Belconnen Way which proved to be exactly 5km from home. My session today was 15mins warm-up followed by 4mins fast, 3mins fast and 2mins fast with 2mins slow recovery jogs between. Then it was a steady run home with a bit of a head wind and a few undulations slowing me down. However I did have a little negative split as I took 29:30 on the way out and 28:27 on the return trip.
Total distance: 10km
Time taken: 57:57
Average pace per km: 5:49
Calories burned: 582
Tonight I had an appointment with personal trainer CJ at the CIT gym where she supervised me going through my strength/weights program and adjusted it accordingly. I can actually see my abs these days - wish they could help me run faster!


  1. You'll be matching Twofruits in the tan department before long.

    Good speedwork!

    I'd like to check CJ's work. Wear your crop-top on one of the runs I'm at before putting it away for winter ;)

  2. You must live in a different world to the rest of us. At 1:30 it was about 22 degrees down south, hardly hot. But just about perfect running and biking weather. You must come bike riding one day with us. Dust off the cobwebs and gets yourself down this way. Have a good run at the marathon, much too godd for either Ewen or I, we didn't even enter.