Saturday, January 14, 2017

Another Head Cold! ~~~~~~

I'm guessing the higher heart rate and need to walk on Thursday, could have been this heavy cold coming on, the second one in the past few weeks.  Anyhow, it's forced me into another 'time out' but hopefully not resulting in bronchitis this time round.

Missed run yesterday, Friday; parkrun this morning and probably the rest of the weekend.  High hopes for another start on Monday.... till then:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Low HR Run/Walk ~~~~~

Quite a few walk breaks this morning, more than usual but I started late morning and it was hot in spite of a cool breeze.  Heart rate kept climbing in latter half; stopped at 45 minutes and walked to car.

45 minutes (4.75km)

AHR 109 bpm;  MHR 141 bpm
76% to 98% of max.

TE  2.2  = Maintaining

Through Renwick

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Messed Up Short Tempo Run ~~~~~

Really cross with myself!  I seem to mess up just about everything I do lately.  Out late and it was hot even though I had a shaded road to run on.  I looked at the Garmin and thought the distance said 2.6km and I'd run too far; instead it was 1.6km!  How could I be so bloody stupid?  Started Garmin again but I was so annoyed at having spoilt the session I stopped after another 0.5km.

Supposed to be a ST run of 2.5km
500m splits :   3:44; 3:51;  3:50;  3:51

TE   1.9  =  Minor

Monday, January 09, 2017

Bowral Parkrun ~~~~~

Improving at last!  Took some walk breaks going back up hill.


39:34   (82.79%)

AHR 121 bpm;  MHR 129 bpm
84% - 90% of max.

TE 2.4  Maintaining!

7:40; 7:5;   7:39;   7:48;   8:25 up the hill!

That was all good but the remainder of the weekend I spent in hospital .... this is getting to be a habit!  Struck down literally with excruciating stomach pains not long after coming home from parkrun, I finally had to call an ambulance.  In spite of it being Saturday, a scan was done immediately, bowel obstruction diagnosed and given 24 hours to right itself; nil by mouth for 48 hours did the trick and it did right itself just in time to avoid surgery!  Home this morning to a very distressed 'Amy'!

Easy days ahead until I feel it's OK to return to normal activities!  PHEW!  Another close call and more than enough for 2017!

Friday, January 06, 2017

A Few Drills and Rest ~~~~~

Light rain again this morning but OK for few Pete Magill drills and alternating strides in the school soccer field.  About 20 minutes.  Hoping the rain clears before tomorrow's parkrun in Bowral.

A Wise Man!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Back to the Hills! ~~~~~

I haven't been running on Diamond Fields Road for ages so this morning I did and I'd had forgotten just how tough it is there!  The road is dirt, gravel and potholes and, together with several steep hills, it wasn't as easy as other runs I've been doing the past 2 to 3 weeks.  However, I love this quiet bushy run and the hills will be excellent practice for the monster at Bowral parkrun!

53 minutes (5.91km)

AHR 102 bpm;  MHR 119 bpm
71% - 83% of max.

TE  1.8  =  Minor!  Minor?  After struggling up all those steep hills?

Refreshing light rain falling the entire time; enjoyed the change of scenery and the challenge of the hills; will be back there next week.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Low HR Easy Run ~~~~~

Cool, overcast and even some light rain!  No walk breaks needed to keep HR between 105 bpm and 115 bpm.

45 minutes (5.11km)

Avg. Pace 8:51m/k

AHR 104 bpm (72% of max.)

TE ~~~~  2.5 Maintaining!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Short Tempo Run ~~~~~

Breezy but still humid on Bowral parkrun course this morning where, after finding there were no echo test results available from my GP (Grrrr! Waited over 30 minutes), I ran the first of the short tempo runs I'll be doing each Tuesday or Wednesday.

VP set to run 8:10m/k which is based on a recent 40 minutes parkrun time for 5km ("Run Less Run Faster" tables used for this.)

2.5km (in 19:20)

Avg. Pace 7:44m/k

AHR 112 bpm;  MHR 119 bpm
78% - 83% of max.

7:23;  7:53 + (4:00)

TE  3.0  =  Improving!!

Even though my pace was ahead of VP (WooHoo!), it felt comfortable for the short distance.

2.5km tempo run.