- LL's BLOG
- 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, the marathon and half marathon distances; 5000m track race; ACT record for 1 mile. I lived in Sydney with my husband, Jim, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995.... During our 45 years together, we travelled extensively and made NYC our favourite destination at Christmas for several years.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
....for the encouraging thoughts & comments left on this lonely blog during the past 2 weeks! "May your shadow never be less".
The story so far: the worst came to the worst on Thursday, March 8 at the ACTVAC mile race for which, bloody hell, with wizard Ewen's help, I'd trained hard for months to do well in! Instead, 48 hours later I was off to hospital by ambulance. After lots of lovely tests (which I sorely miss!!)...all results clear except for some inflammation, following weeks of fearful bowel problems, leaving me anally retentive!
Another week passed waiting for a new broadband modem from Telstra who, for some reason unknown to man, or Telstra for that matter, had given me a new user name without telling me & had 2 inactive accounts in my name! I could have "danced all night" or waited all year had I not called their 'Help Line' & found out what was, or was not, going on.
Anyhoo...(as 2P says & I like it!)....looking on the bright side: training resumes tomorrow, for the SMH Half Marathon on May 20. Thanks Ewen, for another one of the best:-
Week 1 (of 8):
Monday: 35 minutes easy run.
Tuesday: 70 minutes easy run.
Wednesday: 35 minutes easy run.
Thursday: Walk + Strides.
Sunday: 70 minutes easy run.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
.......with Virtual Partner until Thursday night!
Chev track would have been almost submerged, so I decided on another venue for today's short & easy speed session, starting outside these gates that lead into the paddocks where I walk the dogs each afternoon.
I paced out 150m with Mr G-armin on this 400m bitumen deadend, no traffic road to where I'd marked a "finish line" with a stick in the middle of the road.....the shoes were added later!
This was meant to be an easy session....just practising the pace needed for Thursday night's mile race.
Program: 6 x 150m in 49.5 to 50 seconds each, jogging back to the start.
Short warmup & a few drills. Holding Mr-Garmin in my hand again for easy/constant viewing & set for 49secs. finishing time.
Results : 48; 48; 49; 49; 48; 48
Monday, March 05, 2007
.....After about 5 minutes into this morning's run, the rain pelted down. I enjoy running in the rain so it didn't bother me until I heard thunder on the way back. Electrical storms just about every day lately & lightning I'm scared of, especially after watching a recent TV documentary about how dangerous it is!
Program: 20-30 minutes easy, low heart rate run.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
......another thrashing for Virtual Partner this morning!http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/2167152
Program : 800m Time Trial....aim for 4:25; 4:20 to 4:30 would be good.
After the usual warm-up, a few drills & 4 strides, we were off...VP & me! VP set for 4:30 but I was determined he wouldn't get a look-in.....and he didn't! I held Mr G-armin in the palm of my hand so that I could more easily see if he tried to get ahead....he didn't, not once!
Results : 4:17! 400m splits 2:08 & 2:09
I really enjoy racing with Virtual Partner .....it's motivational & a lot of fun, especially when he loses!
Friday, March 02, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
.....not nearly this bad, but the only photo of a bog I could find in a hurry! The entire oval was a bit like a quagmire. As well, some machine had gone over the whole area making deep cuts in the ground to absorb the moisture I suppose, so it was a difficult session!
Program : The usual warm-up, some drills & strides.
4 Sets of 3 x 150m in 38-40 seconds. 2 minutes recoveries & 5 minutes between sets.
Set 1. 40.4; 39.8; 40.5.
Set 2. 40.5; 40.7; 39.4.
Set 3. 40.5; 40.3; 40.7.
Set 4. 40.7; 39.5; 38.2.
Skipped the warm-down because another electrical storm was hovering over the horizon! I didn't take full recovery time between sets.....for the same reason. It was a very tough workout!