Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010

Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010
Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010

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Mittagong, NSW, Australia
Have been a keen runner for more than 40 years; member of ACT Veterans Club. Ran my first of 11 marathons in 2000 and the NYC Marathon in 2005 where I carried the Australian flag at the "Friendship Run" (photo at left). Have Australian Age Category Records for two 50km Ultra Marathon events, a half marathon and 5000m track race; ACT record for 1 mile. Born in 1929 (!), I lived in Sydney with my husband, Jim, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995....Jim passed away in 2011 after 45 years together, during which time we travelled extensively and made NYC our favourite destination at Christmas.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

C 2 5K

Despite the frost, 7:45am start with Leah and Ross.....Week 4, Day 2.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Track ~~~ Interrupted!

Warm-up just finished when school kids descended on the oval to train for their athletics carnival!  It made little difference to me really as there are still no lanes marked.  I moved to the area just inside the boundary fence while they used the centre for some heats.  A very nice morning at Chevalier College, Bowral :  sunny and no wind, the grass a bit rough but short and not too wet after the earlier fog.

My Program :
10-20 min warm-up....I did 10 min + strides
6 x 800m (90sec RI)
10 min cool-down....I did 5min + stretches

5:39;  5:40;  5:52;  6:03;  5:56;  5:41...ahead of VP for each repeat!

800m track

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fitness Class ~~~~~

I missed C to 5k with Leah and Ross, having had a sleepless night last night. However I did get to Cross Fit at 1:45pm with the school kids!  A hard session :  "Twenties" ~~~~~

Just managed twice through!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Long Run ~~~~~ with Leah.


Leah ran with me this morning...her first 'long' run!  Good company for me and we chatted out and back along Diamond Fields Road.  Beautiful morning, 10:00 start, jog/walk, no wind, sunny and warm....just perfect!

Today : 10km

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fitness Class : School ~~~~~

I missed C25k with Leah and Ross because I simply couldn't face any more windy runs after yesterday.  However, I made it to the Cross Fit Class this afternoon. 

Today was "Tens" ~~~~~  I got through most of these twice....excluding chin-ups!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tempo Run ~~~~~ VP Won! about 100m!

It was not my favourite morning :  cold and windy and I struggled most of the 6km.

1.5km warm-up
6km @ MT pace (8:20 based on 40 min 5km time)
1.5k cool-down.

6km in 49 min 33sec
8:12;  7:56;  8:07;  7:55;  8:10;  9:07......walking!

I spent a short time with the goats  and their 2 babies when I got back to the school .....  felt I was in good company!

Today : 9km

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Early to Rise!

I'm never up before 7:00a.m.!  I was this morning though..... to join Leah and Ross at the school for C25K, Week3 Day 2 and it was lightly raining! They have to start early now, so I'll join them whenever I can, but without compromising my other 3 days of 5k program.  Whether or not I'll be able to add the Fitness Class as well is another question!

Today : 3.5km Jog/Walk

I did get to the school Fitness Class after all!  30 min.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Track ~~~~~

Cold, grey, bleak morning!  No sign of lanes at Chev. College oval so, once again, I ran along the rectangular markings of the football field.  Wore woollen cap, top and gloves for the entire session and was shivering by the time I cooled down, drove home and immediately downed a hot chocolate before a very hot shower!  The session was OK.

The Session:
10-20 min warm-up.....I did 1km + strides
10 x 400m (3:03 for 40 min 5k)
400m Recoveries...jogging
10 min cool-down....did about 500m + stretches.

10 x 400m
3:01;  3:01;  2:59;  3:01;  3:00;  2:59;  2:57;  2:55;  2:49;  2:45