Runs 59 to 64: Not slacking off!!!

Hells bells, I can’t be bothered with excuses as to why the blog’s so far behind, but I have been running! I did miss two sessions the week before last cos of illness –  but I’m back on track and staring down the half marathon in less than 4 weeks!!!! No more missed training, I hope!

Most excitingly, I have a new Garmin 610 with touchscreen. I LOVE IT! And, I’ve also upped my personal training to three times a week. This is helping with muscle aches and recovery.

Run 59:

20 minutes run + 12 x 80 metre sprints + 20 minutes run. Covered 8.5 km

Run 60:

40 minutes = 10 x 100 metre strides

Run 61:

50 minutes. Covered 9 km

Run 62:

20 minutes + 4 x (30 seconds skipping + 1 minute easy run + 30 second knee highs + 1 minute easy run + 30 seconds Pinocchio steps + 1 minute easy running + 30 seconds knee highs + 1 minute easy running) + 15 minutes run.

If you ever want to entertain a cafe-load of people, I recommend you try Pinocchio-stepping your way around an opposite park. I pretty much looked like Michael Jackson in the ‘Billy Jean’ video with this workout!!!

Run 63:

15 minutes + 7 x 1 km @ 5 minutes 20 seconds, recovery 1 minute 30.

This run was GREAT, especially with my new watch!!! I managed to do some of those kilometres @4’90”, and others 5′. The hardest part of it was the 15 minutes warming up where I felt stiff and sore. It seems I like having a pace to stick to …

Run 64:

3 x (20′ + 1 km at fast pace) recovery 3 minutes.

In all, I covered 14.66 kilometres at 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “Runs 59 to 64: Not slacking off!!!

  1. I want a Garmin! I have relied on my good old wrist watch and a dodgy iPod touch up until now 😉

    You must be looking mighty fine with all the runs and PT sessions, and I’ll bet you feel fantastic too. I’m hoping to do a half in November so went back to Julia’s trusty marathon plan last week. Strides….ouch!

    Keep up the great work! xx

  2. Thank you so much, Phil. I think you really MUST get yourself a proper Garmin.

    I am feeling pretty good with the runs most of the time, and seeing some improvement in the old physique, but very slowly! Awesome news with getting back on the horse again (if only there were a horse!) with the half marathon, too!!!!

    Strides MEGA OUCH!!! 🙂

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