Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Much ado about nothing really

Not a lot to say really. I've been running, eating, sleeping and all the rest of it. A temporary respite until I get back into it all on 1 May - Operation Mayday. Feeling like a fatty bombatty and have put on a number of kilos since the marathon.

Saturday run - my 'long' run

Distance - 10.7km
Time taken - 1hr
Av pace - 5.38min/km
AHR - 142; MHR - 164

Ran with my good friend Kezza who is back from Alice Springs - a bit of a change in weather for her. It was apparently minus 6 that morning though by the time we started running it was about minus 3 and quickly warming up. It was a great run at a very leisurely pace around Lake Ginninderra, with a little out and back section added on. Afterwards we had a coffee at Black Pepper cafe, went home, showered, changed and then met up again with Kezza and Strewth for lunch at Bayswiss in the Mall.

That evening we went to a surprise 50th birthday for the The Hare.

Monday run

Distance - 8.4km inc 7 x 100m strides
Time taken - 45.20min
Av pace - 5.22min/km
AHR - 149; MHR - 184

I've been sort of following the post-marathon program in last month's Runners World so this week the aim is to introduce some faster running and get the legs moving a bit quicker than they have been lately. So I elected to run 7 x 100m strides evenly spread out on this run. The first one was a bit rusty but I gradually found my stride by the 7th! Notice the average pace of each run is slowly getting a little quicker.

This morning's run

Distance - 6km
Time taken - 32.03min
Av pace - 5.18min/km
AHR - 144; MHR - 158

Had a long debate with myself this morning about whether or not to go for a short run. Evil CJ wanted to stay in bed for as long as possible, then shower, have breakfast and get to work in record time. Saint CJ meanwhile wanted to get out in the brisk morning air and burn some calories before breakfast - she won the argument........eventually.

That's it....nuff said.


Ewen said...

I like that distance for a long run - that way it doesn't take all morning.

Ewen has decided to sleep in on Saturday and do the Red Hill cross country race (that's if he's over his cold).

2P said...

I'm sure that weight will fall off once you get fully back in the saddle.

Should you struggle with motivation I suggest you once again familiarise yourself with the elevation profile for Six Foot ;-)

Lulu said...

Saint CJ was better than good Lulu as Bad Lulu made me stay in bed this morning! I made up for it later though.

strewth said...

You ran 6km more than me today!!

iliketoast said...

i reread the runner's world article and they left out the bombatty stage ... what's the next goal?

Hilda said...

Nice you are posting!
I just want you to go back home, so you can post oftern as before, I miss your workout posts!

Pretty cold there!

D said...

The St. CJ wins out most of the time...that is why you are so fast!

Tesso said...

Isn't it wierd how the recovery phase seems harder than the marathon training itself?

Hope you're still thinking about the Gold Coast. If not ... Gold Coast ... Gold Coast ... Gold Coast ... Gold Coast ... Gold Coast ...

Black Knight said...

Running, eating, sleeping and all the rest of it: this is the life I love!!!!

Susan said...

I think Evil CJ has come to live in my house . . . I'm so bad lately.

Enjoy your recovery phase CJ.

Rae said...

You deserve a break after your great M! On May 1 do you start training for something else?

Run for Chocolate said...

It's always good to relax after a marathon, enjoy your time to do nothing!