Thursday, January 19, 2006

That was so much fun.....not!

My new DS trainers - bought them a couple of weeks ago

All day yesterday I was thinking about much fun the 10 hill repeats would be. So much so, that I ate my way through half a box of Tim Tam balls and sticky date biscotti (to die for) and a slice of chocolate rum truffle mousse cake. It didn't help that we had a birthday morning tea for a work colleague, then I went out for coffee with another work colleague as it was her last day in the public service and then finished off the day with a branch afternoon tea for said colleague. So much for my healthy diet!

Session - Run from home to hill
Distance - 5.24km
Time taken - 27.33min
Av pace - 5.15min/km
AHR - 152

This run is in three parts. The first 5.24km was along the cycle path to a long hill - not overly steep but a grindingly long uphill. The creek levels had dropped sufficiently that I didn't have to detour via roads. A good warm up run. No niggles.

Hill repeats
10 x 1min repeats
AHR - 156; MHR - 177

The first 3 repeats were run at a very pedestrian pace and then I hit my straps *haha*. It felt like my heart rate was maxing out but looking at the stats it wasn't that bad, and I was still upright and breathing! Two songs that really were appropriate for this section of my run were Twisted Transistor by Korn and We're Not Going To Take It by Twisted Sister. But I did take it and made it through the repeats. The glute was starting to get a little tetchy by the end so gosh, lucky I wasn't doing 20 repeats!

Run home after hill repeats
Distance - 5.01km
Time taken - 25.24min
Av pace - 5.04min/km
AHR - 158; MHR - 195

I love running on the flat after doing hill repeats - it all feels so much easier. I guess I have also well and truly warmed up by this point! The run home was a lot easier than the run out and my average pace was also quicker. And hopefully I had run off all that junk I had consumed earlier in the day. After all, a Lindt ball or two was looking mighty fine!


2P said...

Red shoes go faster - I love my Asics Landreth's (hard to buy but).

Hill repeats - yeah I should do some one day too - great workout CJ you deserved the chocs and biscotti even if you did eat them on credit (eat now - pay later) and it's a good thing interest rates are down on the junk food market since Christmas :-)

Robert Song said...

CJ be careful with the chocolate. Remember Jim Foxx?

Robert Song said...

That's Fixx not Foxx.

Hannah said...

Ooo, loving those new shoes - can't wait to get some new ones too!

Susan said...

What beautiful shoes . . . red is my favorite color. Now, I must go find chocolate.

Cliff said...

Good run.

Hilda said...

After freat efforts running is much more easier, definitely!
You are so fast also over hills OMG I am sooo jealuos!!!
I will have to but another pair af sneakers... I'll maybe try Asics this time!!

TA and the Gnome said...

Sounds like the hill repeats made up for the extra treats.


wildthing said...

Far out - you ate all that and didn't vomit.

I'm impressed.


BuckeyeRunner said...

Hmmm. All that talk of chocolate has made my mouth start watering. I must find some chocolate!!

speedygeoff said...

GREEN shoes GO faster.

Anyway, I have the blue version of the DS trainers and they are the best training shoe I have ever run in. And for the first time in my life, I am racing in trainers.

So I hope you get many happy kms from them.

Tesso said...

CJ, re your chocolate consumption, you are my hero :-)

Tesso said...

Oh, and you are one of my running heros too!

Ewen said...

I won't comment on the chocolate or shoes!

If you can 'warm down' for 5k after a hill session at 5:04/km it's obvious you didn't generate enough lactic acid during the session. Sorry.

Merimbula might not be Queensland but it's a great spot for a holiday - nice photos CJ.

Rae said...

Cool new shoes! I can't wait to reward myself with some new sneakers after the marathon.

Why work out so hard if you can't enjoy some sweets?? The guys just don't seem to get it!

KIT said...

Love the shoes, Love the chocolate and love the effort!! Well done :-)