Recovery jog down between each.
- 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, 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.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Recovery jog down between each.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Each of my 5 skirts gets a turn to show off on consecutive Sundays. This morning it was the turn for this Navy/Bluebell little number to take to the streets! Range Road actually.
Program : 12km @ AHR 79% (medium aerobic). Negative split if feeling OK.
It was a super morning to start with but became hotter on the return section. I can blame that for missing the negative split by 1 minute.
6km out in 51 minutes. AHR = 72%.
6km return in 52 minutes. AHR = 75%.
I don't know why I was so tired after such an easy run but I was, so after showering I slept for an hour...or more!
I think I'm getting a new program for the start of 2009....I must ask Ewen to keep in mind that I'll be doing the Canberra 50km in 2010, by which time I will have reached the age of 80 years & 7 months! Good God!!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Having not run at all yesterday - too many chores waiting to be done - it was a superb morning /mid-day to be out running today.
Results : 12km with AHR 73%; MHR = 84%.
Felt good, but a little tired for the last 2km. Some form & fitness to regain before tackling any events in 2009!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Program : 2km warm-up, stretches, light drills.
16 x 100m strides. Max heart rate on strides not over 86%. 100m jog recoveries between each.
Warm-up etc. OK, but I finished after 8 x 100m. The remaining 8 would not have been run well...so better not run at all!
8 x 100m. MHR = 84%.
Distance = 3.6km
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Monday, December 08, 2008
Results : I did 50 minutes jog/walk. Distance = 5.6km. AHR = 55%; MHR = 77%
Hip bursitis still worrying me and, as a result, I walked most of the 50 minutes. I didn't get far, but better than nothing at all as it has been for the past 3 days. So if I take it easy, I might get through this week's program.
A very warm & overcast morning with storms forecast for this afternoon.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
No running at all this weekend. Apart from some hip bursitis which seems to be OK now, I just haven't felt what is called "well" for a while. However, I'll get myself out again tomorrow & see how things go. Never say die!
In the meantime, I'll just walk the doggies this afternoon.. It's a much cooler day than yesterday so we should all enjoy the fresher air. I also have a bag of stale bread which I must take to 2 of my favourite cows who know me so well now that they trot over to the fence as soon as the car pulls up.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Program : 1 to 1.5 hours Lower Aerobic... 75-80%
Time = I ran for 1 hour 25 minutes with AHR 78%; MHR 84%. Distance = 10km.
Monday, December 01, 2008
3/4 to 1 hour.
One hour at lower aerobic heart rate 75 - 80% of MHR. Slowed right down to a walk when HR went 'over the top' to a maximun of 88% on the hills.
A lovely morning, but a not so lovely afternoon now as another storm approaches.
Time = 1 hour.
Distance = 7km.