Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Another week, another day….

But same old, same old: work, gym, running, swimming (well that’s the theory).

Monday – was back to the gym. I had set my alarm for 5am but woke with a start at 5.30am so breakfast was a rush to get to the gym at the designated time. Body felt fine from Saturday’s long run.

After work I was back in the gym for a hard 30min cycle before hitting the showers and going home for a very much looked forward to dinner. Then spent the rest of the night trying to book Gold Coast accommodation for early January – huh! Booked flights no problem but it appears that I’m behind the eight ball when it comes to accommodation – everything seems to be booked! Finally found something, booked online and went to bed feeling very pleased with myself.

This morning – running 16km before breakfast is a challenge, notwithstanding the fact that it entails getting up at 4.30am so I can be out the door at 5am (have to have that coffee first).
Distance – 16km
Time – 83.11min
Average pace – 5.14min/km
AHR – 149; MHR – 173

If I’d known what the traffic would be like this morning maybe I would have been better off running to work – it would’ve been quicker. Road works slowed traffic down considerably on William Hovell Dve and Glenloch Interchange. Finally get to work.

Get to work to discover that my online accommodation booking was cancelled – seems like they were booked out. !@#$%^&* Back on the net, look for accommodation yet again and *fingers crossed* I have accommodation.

After work – I’m planning on swimming at CISAC before going home. That’s the plan anyway.

8 comments:

2P said...

Up at 4.30am, run 16k, go to work then swim - you are going to be one tired CJ tonight.

LOL surely you can't be complaining about Canberra traffic....

Lulu said...

I agree with 2P, I don't know where you get all the energy from. I'm going to try and take a leaf out of your book though and do a couple more cross training sessions a week.

ihateToast said...

i'm thinking of floating from honolulu to mid january. just keeping all runs at 1 hour or less. it would be nice t o meet up at the GC and i could trail you at the end of one of your monster runs. it would be better to be paced by someone i can't threaten with the D word.

then we could find some cocoa bean delights.

would be great fun!

strewth said...

Phew - you wear me out! Did you swim then and if so how far?

Clairie said...

Can't wait to be able to have a run with you CJ.

How long are you on the GC for? Where did you end up getting accomodation? I'll check it out for you!

BTW 16km on a Tuesday is a great effort - especially on your own.

Do you really have coffee before you run? Doesn't it upset the stomach?

Tuggeranong Don said...

I've been trying to book accommodation for early January on the Gold Coast and having trouble too. And agree with the others, how do you fit it all in. Impressive stuff CJ.

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