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Another fabulous weeks training…

7 Aug

Monday’s 10k, I used my new NLP powers to get out of that damned door at 8pm. I met Deane at the bottom of the stairs, he had just arrived home-good timing. The run proved to be quite fabulous, (most of the way). I travelled fast, had to make myself slow down. I was listening to Jack Johnson, smiling and feeling all the good vibes of a good run, perfect Wellington night, and strong legs.
Tuesday is my windtrainer day. So of course I procrastinated like hell and ended up on the bike at 9pm. (I actually repainted the kitchen in order to procrastinate…really! I really did!! It looks great..bright orange..) I was meant to do 80minutes with a 20 min time trial, but of course, it ended up only a 35 minute session. I don’t know how to get a better attitude re the windboringtrainer.
Wednesday I ran eagerly out the door for 80minutes of hill running-I am still likin’ those hills…they make me feel quite strong. We have had the most gourgous weather, clear, calm…it makes it so much easier.
Thursday, (yesterday) I had planned my easy 8k run but due to me being awake from 3.45 that morning, I was in bed by 9pm, totally wasted…(in a good way..). I don’t feel too bad about missing the ‘easy’ actually. It worked in with todays 30k run. I was meant to do the 30k on Sunday, but have a very busy weekend planned….but…WAHOOOOO!!! I did it..30k. I ran out the door on a breathtakingly beautiful day. I headed into town and to the brooklyn mountain hill. I hate having to wait at about 6 sets of traffic lights within the first 2-3k, a total pain in the butt. I ran most of the way up the hill and then had a lovely time running the next 6 or so k down happy valley road. I met Deane 15k in as he was riding his (super new flash 6kg trek..)bike the opposite way. He was finding it a bit tough as he was doing cadence work so I gave him a jelly bean. One. I am so generous. He went his way and I continued on around the airport feeling pretty grand…waving and greeting people….until I hit 18-19k..then a small struggle ensued. I fixed it (temporarily) by swallowing my last ‘replace’ on my fuel belt. And a jelly bean. I’ve realised I need to focus more on running, especially when I get tired. Part of the reason for my slow long distance times, is my ability to daydream…hence slow down to a ‘comfortable jog’, which is freakin slow. Note to self: DO NOT DAYDREAM CATHERINE. (god! sounds like a childhood school report…). Anyhoo, I really struggled the last 3k…my legs, my head. My head started pounding, my neck, shoulders and lower back were sore, and my legs were bricks..I continued on till I hit 30.2k. I was so proud of myself I gulped back a few sobs. I still had a bout 7k till I got home, so I did the only thing a strong woman would do…I phoned Deane who happened to have just arrived back from his bike. He came and got me, drove me straight to a service station, where I bought and swallowed 600mls of powerade. It was the best powerade I have ever tasted. I then drank some of Deanes mizone.
Anyway, the plan tomorow (Saturday) is to go to the track for my speed session. Sunday very early I will head out for a 3.5hour bike followed by a 30min run. Thats the plan.Stan.
Love ya.

my new training programme has arrived…

2 Jun

should've been running...grumpybum

should've been running...grumpybum


Okay, so after last week, which was in fact my rest week, thank god, I am ready for the ass-whip of this new programme….errrr, except I missed the first day of it because it was cold, queens birthday and I had 9 kids all told, the morning I should have been running eight k. I’m just full of shitereasons why I did not do stuff. I did manage to do my 20k run, the one I thought I had missed last week. I squeezed it in on Friday morning at 5am. Deane ran nearly 8 k with me then decided to short cut home. It was the morning of Rosies tenth birthday and she was chompin’ to open her present. She had phoned us at about 5.45am while we were running, asking to open it. (very polite). We told her to wait, so we, her parents could share in the joy.
I arrived home 2 and ahalf hours later, to her squealing and looking so pleased to see me. I felt loved, until she she exclaimed, ‘at last! I can open the present”. Deane had made her wait till my return.
No body usually notices me limping through the door.
I am booked in to run 45k for this week. I’m planning on doing the ‘yesterdays 8’ today, followed by one hour on my indoor trainer. Gotta start biking. Thats the plan for today. Im telling you, my dear avid millions and billions of readers, so I will be bound to upholding it.
love ya.