Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's a date

I figure maybe if I make a date with myself to get out training over the holiday, I might actually make it. So here goes:

Friday: swim or gym after 2pm meeting
Saturday: run 45 mins fartlek
Sunday: run 1h15 or more, 5-6/10

Monday: swim or bike
Tuesday: run 45 mins 6-7/10
Wednesday: run 1hr
Thursday: walk
Friday: run 1h15 or more, 5-6/10
Saturday: walk
Sunday: run 45 mins 6-7/10

Monday: swim or gym
Tuesday: run 45 mins inc strides
Wednesday: rest
Thursday: Wymondham New Year 10k
Friday: (Kirkby) run 30-45 mins
Saturday: (Kirkby) rest
Sunday: (Kirkby) run 45 mins

One of these will probably get swapped for a long bike ride with the gang - I hope!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


How did the blog get this out of date? Hmm. There may be a few things missing, but for the past couple of weeks I've done:

5/12/08 - step aerobics. Fun :)

6/12/08 - bike ride to Old Buck airfield cafe and back. Total 36 miles, 13.something mph. Still need a battery for my bike computer. Good to get the old gang back on the road, but I desperately need mudguards!

11/12/08 - lunchtime run with Lorraine, felt awful, turned out to be just under 10k at 9:10/mile but still not great fun! Felt like my shoes were too tight, giving me achey and heavy legs. Also it was cold and I didn't warm up for a long time. It was supposed to be efforts, but I just couldn't do it, so Lorraine fartlekked while I plodded...

12/12/08 - step aerobics. Still fun :)

14/12/08 - bunked the club 10k (too muddy, need trail shoes) in favour of a road run, just over an hour around Keswick and Unthank, and 9:15/mile.

16/12/08 - desperately trying to fit things in during a social week, did a round-the-block 42 mins just before a lunch do, managing to crack out 9 min miles. Since I started slow, I must have finished fast! Took me about 30 mins to warm up since it's so cold. Brrrrr.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Short run

A little leg stretch with Marie, who's been out of running for a few weeks. We did well - just over 4 miles in under 40 mins (4.15 miles, 38:40, so 9:18/mile). Very cold (me: long tights, long sleeves, gloves, buff), ice already forming on the roads, but still good to get out, as always.

Quick swim

Squeezed in a swim as I fancy keeping up with step on Fridays. Was in the pool for about 40 mins, and managed 2 full 1-4 pyramids (5s rest per length) and another half, making 42 lengths plus warm up. The first set wasn't much cop really but by the second I was getting into it, and hitting 30s per length or so. I didn't push it too much as I have agreed to run with Marie later!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Chilly but quick

A nice Monday run, 4.75 miles which we completed in 43 minutes, which makes just about 9 min miling. It was pretty cold out there so I was glad to keep moving! Felt like a sustainable pace, we tried for a sprint finish but I wasn't quite up to the challenge. Great run overall, though.