Tuesday, December 08, 2009

And tonight it's raining!

Monday training at Parliament House
I arrived at 4.30pm, in time to run the 8km warm-up in the heat of the sun with Helen, Ewen and speedygeoff. Then back to PH for the main session. There was a great turn out tonight, many more than last week and even a couple of new starters - always good.
We ran our usual warm-up loops of PH before heading for the grassy slopes in front of PH. We ran in teams of three. I was in a team with Bron and Jodie. Bron kept us honest speeding up the hills. We ran in zigzags down the grassy slope and up the straight edges as fast as possible to tag the next team member and jog slowly down the hill as we waited for our next tag. It was exhausting but fun and good to do something different avoiding the frisbees flying across us and runners from other teams as we crossed diagonally down the grassy slope.
Total distance: 16.14km
Calories burned: 922

As I had babysitting duties in the evening I ran early before work and managed to squeeze in 8km listening to my music and thoroughly enjoying the pleasant temperature at that time of day.
Total distance: 8km
Time taken: 48mins
Average pace per km: 6mins (can't go wrong with that maths Ewen)!
Calories burned: 470


  1. Hey Ruth! Thanks for dropping by my blog and for your kind words. I was so inspired by your running last night. You kept a cracking pace and looked so fit and healthy the whole time - that's what I'm aiming for! See you next week :)

  2. I thought we made a good team!

  3. I'll give you 100% for maths - right up there with Speedygeoff and Bron.

    Yes, you missed a rare opportunity to run in the rain yesterday evening :)

  4. Strewth! I'm so sorry about the photobucket account. I totally forgot I even had one. I'm happy to make you a new one. Anything you like, what strikes your fanyc?

  5. "Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and the happiest and most prosperous of New Years"

  6. I was going to wish you a Happy Christmas but I missed by 2 days. So have a good New Year. I gather from the lack of writing you have been socialising and too busy to give running a thought. At least you will be fresh.