- LL's BLOG
- Mittagong, NSW, Australia
- I've been a keen runner for more than 40 years; member of ACT Veterans Club. Ran my first marathon (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, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995....
Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
This morning on Range Road was a shocker : strong wind, a few light showers & of course, the inevitable hills. Above, but in the dark, is the hill leading down to the little old church at Glenquarry where I haven't been for a long time. Took a photo of the tank with no water & the old "dunnie" at the rear of the church!
Just as I struggled to the top of the hill on the way back, a group of cyclists sped past while I'd stopped to change the Garmin's setting so that I could see "Pace" & try for half marathon pace for the rest of the run, I heard one of them call out : Luckylegs!" They were gone before I could reply & was so surprised to have been recognized that I forgot to reset the timer! It was about another 1km before I "woke up"! So cross with myself!
Program : 110 minutes run.
Approx. Run Time = 115 minutes; 15km. I think, with a slight negative split but can't be sure & can't be bothered trying to work it out on Motion Based! Anyhow, I know I tried to run harder on the return leg & I was all but 'done in' by the wind & hills by the time I got back to the car.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Program : 110 minutes run.
What should have been 110 minutes became a total of 125 minutes which included wading through mud, trying not to slip & then scraping some of the clay from my shoes to lighten the weight for the return leg!! Nevertheless, I did enjoy the morning!
Running time = 114 minutes. Avg. HR = 102 (66%); Max. HR = 132 (85%). 14km.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Program : Long Run 100 minutes. Try a faster pace on the way back.
Great morning for a run. Late start as usual at 10:00a.m. No sun, very overcast & rain on the way and no wind....just right!
Running Time 98 minutes ; out on Range Road for hills & bitumen for 51 minutes & back at the start in 47 minutes! Nice one...negative split of 4 minutes! Stopped for a couple of photos, a drink & a stretch at the turn around point.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Tuesday: 100 minutes run.
Wednesday: 50 minutes run.
Thursday: Walk 40-45 minutes.
Sunday: 100 minutes run.
Today: 50 minutes: felt much easier than yesterday's run.
At the half way turn around I looked up at the sky as I stretched my arms above my head & way up high a large black bird was gliding on a current of wind...no wings flapping at all...just gliding & I thought how wonderful it must have felt : doing nothing, just effortlessly gliding through the air!
Meanwhile.....back to earth, it's a whole lot different..!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
....Range Road again to use a bitumen surface for the 'long' run. Beautiful morning, but I felt like I was running after having already run a marathon....in sympathy with those running the Canberra Marathon!
Program : 90 minutes 'easy' run.
From the very first steps this was an ugly run - I just felt awful for every minute out & the same coming back. Walked the hills, but don't know why I found this run so difficult. Just as well I wasn't doing the marathon in Canberra today!
Friday, April 13, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
...another perfect Autumn day.
Program: 40 minutes low heart rate run.
I laboured all the way for such a short run feeling sluggish & slow. I'll have to give myself a good talking to before tomorrow's longer run!
40 minutes : Avg. HR 105bpm (68%); Max. HR 120bpm (83%). 5km.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
....what a glorious morning it was! How fortunate I am to be alive & well & enjoying our beautiful countryside!
Program: 70 minutes low HR Run.
I was 5 minutes slower coming back, so the run was 35 minutes out & 40 back = 75 minutes. 9.2km Avg. HR = 110bpm (71%); Max. HR = 131 (85%)...up-hill return!
Week 2 (of 8) for SMH Half Marathon. starts tomorrow:
Monday: 40 minutes low HR.
Tuesday: 80 minutes low HR.
Wednesday: 40 minutes low HR.
Thursday: Walk + Strides.
Sunday: 80 minutes low HR.