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: 10kmTime 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!