Monday, November 22, 2010

I cycled 23km today on cycle paths but at least it was a cycle. Half way I stopped and had a coffee with CJ and Mr CJ - not a good place for coffee as it happened but great company and a chance to have a chat before CJ later headed for the final run leg of the triple tri. The only other exercise today was a long hot walk with puppy Teddy.
This morning I headed for the gym for an hour's weight session including abs and 10mins on the cross trainer. Next I went to the pool for a swim and managed 500m in the 50m pool. Woo hoo - it's been so long since I swam properly as a shoulder injury had prevented me swimming freestyle. It felt wonderful to finally be able to swim again. I will continue to try to increase the distance gradually every few days.
5.30pm - speedygeese at Parliament House
It was hot today, much hotter than what we are used to and it will take a little while for us to acclimatise to the warmer weather. The temps are gradually rising all week.
Today after our warm up lap of PH we headed for the rose garden and ran around the 750m course where we were to do our main session. We ran this loop four times, running fast on the uphills and slow on the downhills. The first 120m was fast, then we ran slowly before speeding up for the next 160m, slowing down on the downhills again and running fast up the hill and the steps before a short warm down back to the start. We repeated this loop five times with a little rest between each interval until speedychief blew the whistle every six minutes at the start.
We finished with a cool down loop making a total of 9km.


  1. You forgot to title this post! ;)

    Nice going with the swimming. You'll have arms like Susie O'Neill before long.

  2. I know, the word "rest" doesn't exist in your vocabulary. You are the best!

  3. Come on Strewth, we're not lapsing into blogging once per month+ are we??

  4. You amaze me! How do you do all that? Run, cycle, swim, yoga, gym and still have time to make gingerbread men! They look fabulous!

    Clever girl! Have a happy, happy family Christmas and hope to see you in 2011.

    Here's a tip: If you have gravel rash from a recent fall.....wear stockings for cover!