Saturday, August 04, 2007

What 10% rule?!

Saturday Total: 27.1k
Week total: 59.2k
Month total: 43.7k
Year total: 1,426.2k

Time: 2hr 51.14min
Av pace: 6.18min/km
Av Temp: 6.2*c (8.09am)
Rel. Humidity Av: 59.1%
Wind Spd Avg: 19.9kph (NW)
Started with: Joey - Concrete Blonde
Finished with: Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Last week I ran 28.1km for the week. Today I ran 27.1km in one session and finished with 59.2km for the week (nearly the total for the month of July). So much for increasing by only 10%!

It was a great run today though I did spend a lot of time watching my footing rather than the surrounding environment. For a description of the run, read Two Fruits report. There was some hills to start with, but it could have been a lot worse so for that I was grateful. The middle part of the run was great - manageable undulations alongside the river, coming across, at times, kangaroos, cows, a goat, and some kookaburras.

After about 20km everything started to feel tired and/or sore but I refused to give in and walk. I just ran slower. Poor Two Fruits - he must've been wondering how much slower I was going to go by that stage, or if, in fact, I was going to start walking. And then running alongside the lake, we were running into a stiff and chilly breeze - not fun.

Well that was officially my first long run post-holiday. It can only get better, and longer, and faster.....oh,and hillier!


iliketoast said...

there is fine print in the 10% rule ..... you can apply the formula which takes the average of the last 12 months training, multiple that by 2.1, subtract the number of weeks since you last run over 2 hours and then double the distance on the previous week if the original number is not more that 1 third of the first calculation with a factor of 3 .... then again people choose not to get into the fine print but in short you'll be fine if my application of this equation has been correct

TD said...

I'm not good with numbers but I will just say well done CJ on this effort. You're a class act when it comes to running and you will be back in full swing before too long.

speedygeoff said...

It is the "starting again where we left off" rule.

IHateToast said...

what is the difference between 'undulations' and 'hills'? i know one can also be used to describe a stripper's moves, but in running, what is the diff?

Ewen said...

Katy, undulations are 'speedbumps' like you find in a car park. Hills are what you find between Cox's River and the Pluviometer.

Nice sunflower CJ. Two Fruits said you were the goat.