Two Fruits

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Next Part of October

Week:  59.3 kms,  Oct:223.3 kms,  Year:  1844.15 kms

It's been 2 weeks since I last reported so I had better put some facts & figures on this blog.

Basically, week days have been really short running home at lunch time. It's been fairly busy with many things on the go all at the same time.
However, as big totals are still not the main focus, easy days are just perfect.
The main long runs have been on Saturday's with a second night time run with Martin F last weekend from Woden to O'Malley, Red Hill to Parliament House and back via Deakin & Adelaide Ave.
No problems this time, managed to stay upright & thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hours and a bit we were out.
Today, I did my 61st run/walk up Mt Rob Roy with Softshoe on a very warm morning. This one was 29 kms in just over 4 hours but with just under 1000 metres of climbing.
Much slower pace, but it all adds up to rebuild the endurance base which is slowly returning.
I have no pace and will struggle to race the 10 kms at Goorooyarroo on Sunday morning.
But, it's all good training. The previous 4 months running km totals have been 16.65 km in June, 57.6 kms in July, 58.7 kms in August & 95.55 kms in Sept.
Still nothing planned for the rest of this year, just keep doing what I'm doing. But do need to have more sessions at Calwell oval to regain some speed in my slow legs. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

First Part of October


I've ran on 9 out of the 11 days so far this month.
Plus a new mountain bike purchase has helped with some cross training as I ride to work and back home now daylight savings has started.

Week:  55.55 km,  Oct:  97.1 km,  Year:  1717.95 km

The month so far has been a rebuild the base and drop a couple of kgs that I have gained recently due to lack of physical activity from a fall a few weeks ago resulting in 7 stitches in a wound below right knee. All good now.
Slowly building up the distance of the long run. Today was the longest for a while doing 18 kms on a version of a Two Fruits circuit through MacArthur, the new Centenary Trail & back home over Farrer Ridge & Wanniassa Hills nature reserve.
These runs are fairly slow, but do have a reasonable amount of up and down. Today had around 340 metres of up hill. Last Monday I did a run to and up Mt Tuggeranong with that having about the same altitude gain.
The reason for this is a spring time of mountain running coming up soon with an excellent female who just loves & eats up hills. Bring on Mt Tennent, I may not be able to keep up, but it will be lots of fun.
At this stage, going Ok. It's slowly getting easier, still much slower than I would like, but at least it's forward progress.
Nice warm spring time weather is certainly nice.