Thursday, December 22, 2005

The mercury is rising....

Today it was 33*F (91*F) - tomorrow it will be 35*C (95*F) and windy. Hanging out in the mall all day is looking mighty good. The nights are also getting warmer, I think it was about 18*C (64*F) overnight. So what did I do today? Well I finished off some homemade chocolates from a friend, had lemon gelato for lunch and finally finished off the chrissie present shopping (and wrapped them too). Oh, and I ran.....

Distance - 9.1km
Time taken - 48.52min
Av pace - 5.19min/km
AHR - 147; MHR - 173
Calories - 514
Session - inc 3 x [30sec fast with 1min RI; 60sec fast with 1 min RI]

Times for intervals:
30sec fast - 5.06/4.40/4.17min/km (not very consistent)
1min fast - 4.37/4.32/4.10min/km

This is my 4th day of running in a row and despite some grumbles from the R glute, it really wasn't that bad. But I'm not running tomorrow - I will swim instead. I think it would be pushing the friendship too far by running 5 days straight.

Oh, and yesterday we signed the building contract. Its official - we are in debt and the renovations/extensions start in February!


Tesso said...

That's exciting about the home improvements CJ!

Gosh, that's a decent run in the heat. You must be happy seeing those times come back down. See, chocolate is full of good things :-)

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas.

All the best for a fantastic 2006.

See ya in April!!!

2P said...

And wrapped your presents??? I suspect it is all the energy from the gelato and chocolates - I can see I am going to need to modify my diet :-)

Susan said...

Mmmm, gelato, chocolates and running. Sounds wonderful to me. Have a great holiday CJ.

Hilda said...

Is running four days in a row, the way to improve the glute?? It seems that works on you great job!!

It is been wonderful to be able to know you in the blogsphere!! It has inspired me and made me stronger following you.

Happy holidays for you and your family.

Lulu said...

Don't forget to so the stretching and strenghthening as well as eating chocolate and then everything will be alright!

Have a lovely Chrissie and NY and a happy running 2006