Monday, January 15, 2007

Muddle of a run

Monday Total: 9.4k
Week Total: 9.4k
Month Total: 123.7k
Year Total: 123.7k

There are some days when I just should not be let out the door to run - especially in afternoons when it is still 32*c at 6pm; when I think I can run like its only 16*c but the sun is beating down and I have no water and there is not a lot of shade. There are some days when I just do really stupid things and today was one of those days - can't help it, its in the genes.....or maybe it was one cup of coffee too many......or because it was my first day back at work after having a month off.............

The plan was to do a steady 10km run - and I thought if I could 5min kms that would be a steady run; 50mins and I could call it a day. Well actually I was still debating whether to do 8km, 9km or 10km - after all, it was still hot outside and my legs were still a little stiff from last week's runs. So I left my options open.......after 5.8km I revised my options.........have a break and then do another 4.8km, call it intervals and then call it a day.........after another 3.6km call it quits and walk home the last kilometre. Mr CJ just shook his head and mumbled something about lunacy or suchlike as I walked back into the yard, looking very hot and bothered and thirsty.

1st interval
Distance: 5.8km
Time: 28.14min
Av pace: 4.51min/km
AHR: 164; MHR: 181
Started with: Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop

Rest Interval: the time it took to listen to We're not gonna take it - Twisted Sister (3:40min)

2nd interval
Distance: 3.6km
Time: 17.09min
Av pace: 4.43min/km
AHR: 176; MHR: 184
Finished with: Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

So sometimes runs don't quite go to plan................

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

You learn more from your bad runs than your good ones.

What did you learn? Love the heat, take water and be positive.

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Anonymous said...

I wish I could learn to love the heat. I find my worst running happens typically in the summer. My HR stays low and I can run so much faster in the cold. Maybe I need to change my attitude!!

Just to let you know we are in the middle of an ice/snow storm so driving conditions have not been fun. It is about 15 degrees F.

Ewen said...

You've invented a new type of interval session CJ - well done!

Oh yes... don't forget... you are expected to defend your ACT 10,000m title next year :)

IHateToast said...

twisted sister. i think you might be teh only one i know who listens to that now. all i remember is posing in 12th grade's class photo with their folder held up.
i don't know if i'm comfortable knowing you're listening to 80s hair bands. this is like... you know... third date information. i'm just not ready!

and how can you have 1 cup too many? what did you do? reach 20?

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