Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Gym…..race…..hilly run…..feeling wasted…….

It’s been a busy couple of days exercise-wise. Yesterday morning I fronted up at the gym for the first of my twice-weekly weights session. I think it will be time to tweak my program soon – I’ve been doing this one for a while. I had to rush through the session as I had an early meeting down in Tuggeranong (my gym is in Woden) – I hate early meetings. But then on the other hand at least then its out of the way.

After work it was time to head off for the second race in the cross country Summer series – this one was a 5km at Weston Park. The weather was very different to last week – not as hot, it was overcast with a breeze blowing, though it felt very warm while running. All the usual suspects were there and I got to catch up with Kelley. It was lovely to catch up. The course was definitely cross country – all on grass, which can be hard and tiring if you’re not used to it. I would have preferred not to have gone out too fast…again. Next week I plan on negative splitting and finishing the race strongly, not just barely holding on. The other thing is that I have to get up for a medium long run the next morning so I really don’t want to go hard the night before.

This morning I ran 16km up hill and down dale. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t feel as tired as expected. The run itself was uneventful though I did see a lot more people out running this morning. It was also quite foggy.

The rest of the day I felt wasted – the gym/run sessions of the last couple of days had finally caught up with me and my brain has turned to mush. My bed is looking really good right about now………

4 comments:

Ewen said...

You have a bed in your office? Under the desk maybe, like George on Seinfeld?

Go hard Tuesday nights, and deal with the Wednesday run when it happens.

IHateToast said...

poor Dale.

Black Knight said...

16 km up and down, very good job. Poor B.K. had also to begin a program of lifting weight.

Lulu said...

My trainer changes my programme every four weeks as he says that is about as long your body needs to adjust to it. Stops you getting bored with it too!