Thursday, April 08, 2010

Wednesday Double Up!

I ran early in the morning before work, instead of going to the gym, in order to build up the required kms for the day.
6am - Run from home for my usual loop to Giralang and back via the track and running on the grass where possible. I plugged in my music and it was light enough not to have to use my headlamp this morning.
Distance: 8km
Time taken: 49:56
Average pace per km: 6:14 (where has all my speed gone?)
Calories burned: 472
In the late morning I had an appointment with the physio and had 'the elbow in the butt' treatment which really hurts but does seem to help loosen up the sore bits.
6pm - Run from Parliament House with Chris, Andy, Jen and Ewen.
Chris had limited time but ran about half the distance with us before heading off to choir practice. The rest of us wore headlights and struggled on in the dark. We ran a loop of Central Basin at Lake Burley Griffin then along Anzac Parade, round the back of the War Memorial and back over Commonwealth Ave Bridge to PH. It was a slow run. I was very sluggish and found it difficult until the last km when I started to pick up as I wanted to ensure I ran the full distance.
Distance: 12km
Time taken: 1:18
Average pace per km: 6:32 (dear me)
Calories burned: 693
Total distance for day: 20km


  1. I think you left your speed at the last spiral handicap ;)

  2. Hi Ruth,
    do not worry you are going very well and you should be so proud of yourself. I think you must be getting so tired all the exercise does take its toll on your body. Good on you Ruth...