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.
20 minutes run + 12 x 80 metre sprints + 20 minutes run. Covered 8.5 km
40 minutes = 10 x 100 metre strides
50 minutes. Covered 9 km
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!!!
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 …
3 x (20′ + 1 km at fast pace) recovery 3 minutes.
In all, I covered 14.66 kilometres at 1 hour and 30 minutes.