Monday, November 07, 2005

Monday morning - swim

Session - 300m wu; 10 x 50m on 70sec; 7 x 100m on 2.06min; 100m cd
Distance - 1.6km

I basically made this session up as I went because I couldn't make up my mind what I wanted to do. Somehow my intervals seemed to clash with a couple of slower swimmers in the lane - I'd give them a good start but still get stuck behind them. Still, it was nothing to stress about. I have been thinking of going to Bilby's swim squad on Wednesday evening for some variety but also because I know I will get a hard workout. This would be good for me because I don't tend to push myself otherwise. However I have to admit that H's description of the session, and the fact that she said she was the slowest swimmer in the lane (she's not slow by any means), has made me very very apprehensive.

Monday afternoon - run session at Parliament House

Session - usual warmup loop around PH then it was off to the small oval following a winding path. 7 loops that included a sprint up a hill (and because, as usual, I didn't listen to the instructions carefully I did the complete uphill more times than I had to) and then a sprint around the oval.
Distance - 8.38km
Time taken - 44.29min
Av pace - 5.18min/km (however after the warmup my km laps were: 4.35, 4.04, 4.33, 4.31)
AHR - 153; MHR - 180
Calories - 456

After a looooong day best forgotten, my motivation and energy levels had hit rock bottom. I rang Strewth to see whether she would still be going to the run session secretly hoping that she'd changed her mind. However, she remained firm in her convictions (bugger!) and so I resigned my self to going along to the session. Some people have problems getting up in the morning and running before work; I have the opposite problem - I find it really hard to do things at the end of the day. I can think of a million and one excuses why I can't, won't or shouldn't go!!!

Anyway the session was good. We had to attempt chin-ups afterwards during our cooldown and even though I didn't fully extend between each repeat, I managed to do 7. And thank you to Geoff for his kind words about my blog :-))

We were very lucky with the weather - it was quite warm during the session and then on the way home, the rain came down.

Tomorrow:
(am) - cycle (WT)
(lunchtime) - massage with my MMT (marvellous massage therapist)
(pm) - run at North Lyneham (weather permitting) - and I will try to get a photo of the kangaroos, Rae!

5 comments:

D said...

What a workout! Nice.

Al Carter said...

It's great to have a friend to keep you to schedule.
I am working on developing a network of such people to get me out and about.

Jen_runs said...

I have the same problem CJ. As much as I love my bed, I much prefer to run in the morning because I find it so much more difficult to talk myself into at night - oh, that and the fact that I tend to get stuck in the office late :-(

J.

miners said...

I'm in the same boat as yourself and Jen. The afternoon sessions (I only attempt 1 each week) are by far the hardest. Very impressive to see you doing 3 sessions some days!

Tesso said...

I find afternoon sessions sooooo hard. There always seems so many other more important things to do, like watch Bold And The Beautiful :-)

The only one I do regularly is with the group Clairie and I take for Intraining. Its such a struggle to get there, though I must admit I always feel better afterwards.