Saturday, November 17, 2007

Keep on moving don't stop

This week has been a little bit crazy, it started with a Monday from hell... e-mails flying around work making everyone involved feel rubbish, a busy week of actual work (which was nice), lots and lots of exercise (yippee, currently enjoying a warm afterglow of this mornings session!!), a trip to see Stomp! at the WMC, lots of building work on our house extension, meals out and all sorts really....

Why the blogpost title? Ah, well as I said I am enjoying the buzz of working hard this morning, and feeling full of energy and ambition :o)

In the vane of getting back on the move lately...
Cardiff Valentine's 10K PPUK Love Run
Saturday 9th February 2008 at 11am.
In Bute Park, Western Avenue
Entry fee £15
Web Site -  [link since expired]

Its all on a dead flat course around Bute park.

The entry can be done by post through the organisers
Or simply online through
(note: you will have to register with Runnersworld which is real straight-forward).

[ See you on the start line... :o) ]

It is an annual Cardiff event that I've done a couple of times, and is always good. The rowing club are trying to put a few people in, I guess so a degree of team running can be coordinated. Should prove a test of how good our winter training is or isn't!?!

This weeks training log

Training LogRowStretchRunErgoCircuitWeightsCycle
Tue/13/11/07...2k t..YES

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Back to 2k monthly tests

Tonight saw the return of the monthly two kilometre test

The breakdown was...
Time 7:10.0

Split times:- 0-500 : 01:43.3 500-1000 : 01:50.7 1000-1500 : 01:50.0
1500-2000 : 01:46.5

Stroke rates:-
31, 27, 28, 30 (average = 29)

I really feel like I had more within me, and was working within myself. I very much had setting a benchmark in my head; I don't think I was in the mood to get off thing in pieces. My best is some 14-15 seconds quicker, so I hope to improve this winter training mark quickly.

I would normally be upset with such a time, but I have been all over the place with work pressures and missing hardcore training sessions. With a couple of weeks of good training in my legs I would have been annoyed... so the next test should be the true mark of where my attempts at training are heading.