Thursday, August 10, 2006

And now to running

I thought I better add something about my running as this blog is supposed to be about my running - lately its been anything but. I've downloaded some new music and while I'm listening to it I'll work back from today:

This morning's session - Intervals (6 x 2.30min with 1min RI)

Distance - 5.7km
Time - 30.38min
Av pace - 5.20min/km
AHR - 162; MHR - 208

I think my pace is a little slow because it was soooo cold and I was soo rugged up that I resembled the Michelin Man! Well that's my excuse anyway. I was up at 5.30am for a coffee before heading out the door at about 5.50am. It was still dark but there was a full moon. However I was wearing my head lamp so I could see where I was going and didn't have to rely on street lighting. No-one else was up and out, not that I blame them because to say it was chilly is an under statement! Afterwards I met Strewth for breakfast - scrambled eggs on toast plus a cappuccino.

Tuesday session - moderate run

Distance - 8.8km
Time - 50.53min
Av pace - 5.45min/km
AHR - 138; MHR - 196

Nothing memorable to report.

Monday session - hill repeats x 20

Distance - 7.5km
Time - 54.37min
AHR - 138; MHR - 177

Finally made it to speedy geoff's session at Parliament house - it has been a while. And gee, talk about bad timing - it was the second last session of 20 hill repeats, and I'm away next week for the last session. I recall thinking when we still had 12 repeats to go that I'd had enough. For the last few repeats my legs were wobbly on the last little bit where it gets very steep. Has to be doing me some good, hey?!

And what are the songs I have downloaded?

Black Fingernails red wine - Eskimo Joe
SOS - Rihanna
Red dress and Push the Button - Sugababes
Vertigo - U2
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Pieces - Hoobastank
Your woman - White Town
I was alive - The whitlams
Common people - Pulp
One crowded hour - Augie March
Like a Prayer - madonna
We're coming home - Rogue Traders
Hips don't lie - Shakira

Oops, its getting late - 11pm *yawn* - goodnight.


E-Speed said...

so weird that you are running in the cold and we are running through a crazy heat wave here!

Selina said...

CJ, I admire you running in this weather!!! I've been naughty and staying under the covers :) It's been soooo damn freezing (and I'm in Nth!!!!)
Enjoy your weekend

Hilda said...

Running with a lamp, well that sounds like something else to learn while running, I already feel dizzy of thinking on it!
You never stop surprising me, with 208 HR :O

Lulu said...

Head lamp is a good idea as I found out last week when I tripped over. It's cold enough in Sydney so I can only imagine what it's like in Canberra. Hopefully catch up with you on Sunday.

Johnny Dark said...

You should get a hold of the William Shatner version of "Common People" :-) He is even better on "Its Love".