Monday, January 15, 2007

Target HIT!

My run this morning was great. I have decided to do my training runs from the gym, so I got up, had coffee and a muesli bar and headed down to the bus. By the time I got to the gym, it was 6:30 and I was quite perked up. MUCH better than dragging myself out of the house and heading straight into the long downhill.

I wanted to run outside this morning, so I had to sacrifice accuracy in terms of distance/pace, (I ran along the waterfront where every 500m is marked, so did 2:00 intervals instead of distance and then did some guesstimating) but am 99% sure I met my target easily. The total run was about 11 km and it took me about an hour. I spent 42 minutes doing the workout part of the run, and in that time, covered 7.5km. I can't figure out how much distance I covered in my 24 minutes of intervals and my 18 minutes of rest (I walked to get my HR down in between), but at the start of one interval I was at the beginning of a 500m stretch, so I decided just to run the 500m to check my pace. 2:10, for a 6:54 pace. Obviously this isn't completely accurate, and I may not have been completely consistent, but I doubt that I would have been hitting under 400m for the other 2:00 intervals. Yay!

Wednesday is a tempo run- much harder than intervals, so we'll see how I do that.

I had a swim scheduled for this evening, but I didn't leave work til 7, so decided to shuffle my programme for the week. This first week back at work could be tough on me, so I don't want to push it.


Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! That's very nice that they have the meters marked out for you. That is cool. Nice job on the intervals, and if you say it was 11 km, then we believe ya!

DaisyDuc said...

Sounds like a nice palce to have to do your workouts!

Ellie80 said...

hello - sounds like things are going well! sorry i haven't commented for a while! I keep thinking about your tag too - but I'm always at work with boring books so I waiting till I get home!