Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A balmy morning

Dream on.....but it was a lot warmer than yesterday. This morning at 6am it was 10*c. I had a great sleep last night thanks to flogging myself at some ungodly hour at the gym yesterday morning.

A conversation between Mr CJ and myself at night, in front of the TV, usually goes something like this:
Me: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Mr CJ: snore, snort, mumble, snore, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Oh yes, we lead interesting lives!

This morning’s run:

Distance: 9km
Time taken: 49.14min
Av pace: 5.26min/km
AHR: 150; MHR: 173

I ran down to Lake Burley Griffin, taking the cycle path alongside Clunies Ross Rd. Once at the lake I headed toward Regatta Point before turning and heading back the same way. This route takes me over several hills and I’ve come to realise that I am very much out of practice. Honestly I sounded like a chain smoker the way I was huffing and puffing and wheezing up the hills – almost had to stop for a breather at the top!

No after effects from my gym workout yesterday – unlike last week when even getting dressed the following day posed a challenge because my arms, back and shoulders were soooooo sore.

Four sleeps to the Canberra half marathon. And I've entered the Terry Fox 10km run which will be on Sunday June 18.

7 comments:

Lulu said...

At least you're not huffing and puffing on the flat! Hope the half goes well.

Tesso said...

Good luck with the half CJ. It'll probably seem like a walk in the park for you after the big one in April.

Ewen said...

It's amazing how 6+ degrees feels warm after a few frosty mornings. Good luck on Sunday CJ. You have the class to do well.

Susan said...

Good luck CJ - halfs are such a nice distance.

Hilda said...

Good you are not feeling gym effects, so you can enjoy more the workouts.

Nice you are ready for a half now!

KIT said...

You will blitz the half I am sure! Is the 10km run in Sydney? We have a Terry Fox run too... not sure if it is the same one. I had a beanie on this morning and I am sure it was a bit warmer than down your way... Brrr.

Rae said...

Good luck in the half marathon!!