Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Soggy froggy weather

I don't believe it - I had finished the entire entry for today and then lost it - !@#$%. Grrrrrrr!

Knee update - its looking very icky and yucky. In fact for the run this afternoon I covered it with an extra large bandage so not to offend anyone's sensibilities or delicate constitution while running around the lake. The knee is also feeling quite sore so if it doesn't improve over the next 24 hours I may have to resort to visiting the doctor. So no photos but then on second thoughts maybe that wouldn't be such a bad idea - then I could rename my blog CJ's Little Blog of Horrors!

The program called for a medium long run of 18km today. The thought of running 18km before breakfast held no appeal for me, which is just as well because we had quite a deluge of rain this morning. Priorities, priorities - my bed won out this morning! So this became an afternoon run.

It has been soggy froggy weather here lately - we have had some very heavy downpours. Poor Mia - she hates thunder and heavy rain and we had both this morning. Then to add insult to injury the man who was giving us a quote on removing some trees from our front yard rang the doorbell. This is a big no-no for Mia - it means getting under the couch (which is quite a squeeze for her these days) and not budging for hours. All you can see when you look under the couch is two large green eyes looking back at you and hear the occasional growl. She is such a little stress ball.

Session - medium long run
Distance - 18km
Time taken - 1hr 37.01min
Av pace - 5.23min/km
AHR - 146; MHR - 192
Calories - 985

As usual it was slow going to start with but I improved as the kilometres ticked over. Mind you I was counting down the kilometres from about the 10km mark. The cycle path I run along to get back home runs alongside what is normally a little stream with 2 crossings. As a result of the rain we have had lately it was a raging torrent and the two crossings were well under water. This meant taking detours across 2 roads.

It was perfect weather for running - cool and no wind. It looked like it might start raining at any time but fortunately this held off. If I had run this morning I would have been caught out in a heavy downpour. The body held up well - the glute and ankle are still behaving themselves.

Tomorrow I have a 10km run with 10 x 1min hill repeats - this will be another afternoon run as the thought of running 10 hill repeats before breakfast does not appeal at all. I'm having a hard time convincing my body that the holiday is over!


2P said...

Nice run CJ - but the sound of those hill repeats for tomorrow sounds ghastly.

Susan said...

I like the new blog title idea. Cute.

Lulu said...

Sounds like Mia needs some prozac or something, poor thing! Hope your knee gets better soon. It sounds quite revolting!

miners said...

Great effort mid-week CJ. Bet the knees are looking forward to the hill repeats

RunDave said...

Yeah, we want photos!

Hilda said...

I'm looking forward to read about those hill repeats, that should be tough.
Hope the knee is agree with the session.

A Girl Running said...

Mia sounds gorgeous!

LOL love the new blog title but seriously hope your knee starts improving soon

KIT said...

Haha! It is eerie how alike our programs etc are!! I can only dram of your marathon time though :-) I also have the difficulty of getting out of bed and did my long run Wed pm... then followed this morning by my hills session! As they say great minds think alike! Keep all your hard work!

Cirque said...

Poor little Mia. If Bella hears a stranger coming she dives straight into the top of my wardrobe, pushes all the clothes to the front and makes herself as tiny as possible behind them.

Now, about those knees. I don't think you should be worrying about anyone's sensibilities after the way they all ignored you the other day. Be out and proud and make them all feel sick. It would serve them right.

speedygeoff said...

Could we compose appropriate "Little Blog of Horrors" music? And someone else had a similar idea in the distant past so we already have the melodies, we just need new words. Some wouldn't need changing, like "a little dentist music". I think that's my favourite bit. And with "Feed me! Feed me! Feed me! Feed me, Seymour, Feed me all night long" - could we work chocolate in somewhere?

Rae said...

We've had loads of rains around here lately, too. On a hot day I don't seem to mind it but on cold, winter days - no way! I am ready for spring!!

BuckeyeRunner said...

Nice run! and hill repeats the next day!? Yikes! I am a wimp!