Monday, April 13, 2009

A Fun Run to Start Last Taper Week

It was one of those drizzly grey days in Canberra today when the grey clouds hover, there's a slight chill in the air and the day can't make up its mind whether it will rain or stay murky. As it was the Easter long weekend and a number of speedygeese were in Adelaide competing at the nationals, training at Parliament House was cancelled. I had a rest day scheduled but because I didn't run on Sat I figured that I could run this afternoon to make up for it. Besides, by 5pm I was desperate for a run and the conditions were ideal as it was cool with light rain falling.
I put the mustard honey chicken and veges in the oven and took off for my run. It felt so much better than yesterday and I was so glad I ran. I had loaded my ipod with more music and I could enjoy some different songs as I ran along. In fact if anyone had seen me they would have thought I was going crazy as I was singing and leaping about like a woman possessed. It was fun, I enjoyed it and although the rain stopped as quickly as it started the air was cool and very pleasant. I arrived home just before it became really dark.
Total distance: 8km
Time taken: 48:12
Average pace per km: 6:02
Calories burned: 470

1 comment:

  1. Glad you've learned how to drive the iPod. Also that it didn't leak like Speedychief's.

    Only 4 days 13 hours 8 minutes to go!