Well its been a while but I'm back....again. Please no laying bets on how long this creative phase will last! I will take it blog post by blog post, so it might last one day, one week, one month, or god forbid, one year. But notice - I always come back! I drop in occasionally to say hi.
Anyway, its day 5 of marathon training. If you'd ask me yesterday how I felt I would've said shattered - I felt like I'd been hit by a Mack truck. Hmmm, not good, considering it was only day 4. That's how much out of condition I am with running, despite the fact that I ran the Hobart half marathon not that long ago. I'm indebted to Mick for getting me across the finish line!
I'm training for my 9th Canberra marathon. The original goal was to run 10 Canberra marathons with Strewth and gain Griffin status. The reason for this was because there weren't enough women on the list. But of course with all the kerfuffle that happened last year I'm not sure that the Griffin list even exists anymore. But I will do the 10 Canberra marathons because that was our goal. of course, Strewth, being the speedy goose that she is, does her 10th this year and I'll be cheering her on!!!
This morning the program said 10km with 10 x 1min hill repeats so that is what I did - well I ran 9.65km but that's close enough. I'm still figuring out my new whiz bang Garmin 310XT and I had made a custom workout for the hill repeats but then couldn't figure out how far I had run in total until I had finished the session. Confused? Well, trust me, I couldn't. Another issue I am having with the Garmin is the calculation of calories burnt. Ok it may not seem such an issue for many but I like to know whether I can consume that Magnum classic icecream guilt-free or not! It seems to be calculating a very low figure compared to my old Garmin 301 and the Polar HRM.
Today's session: 10km inc 10 x 1min hill repeats
Actual distance: 9.65km
AHR: 141; MHR: 165
Not pretty but its done and dusted. Actually I did do 11 hill repeats because I hit the wrong button (the Stop button rather than the Lap/Reset button) when it came to jogging back down the hill after a repeat. Just some of the issues I have to work through as I become acquainted with my new Garmin.