Countdown to half marathon: 95 days
Long run. It rained for start till the end but the pleasant kind of rain: not hard, not much wind, lots of oxygen in the air. I didn’t mind this run at all and it felt much better than last weeks run with the humidity. I took walk breaks after 1.5 or 1 km and although my time is similar to last week, this one felt much better afterwards.
Weather:rain, little bit of wind, 15C (59 degrees)
Distance: 9.6 K / 6 miles
Average time: 07:13 /km
Average speed: 8.32 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Hall & Oates – Rich Girl
Pace run. My plan for my half marathon is to finish, after all it will be the first one I finish and I automatically have a PR. I’m aiming for a pace between 6:48-6:50 on race day. The plan I’m using has some pace runs in it, this means I have to run 4 times a week a couple of times. I have to say this run went very well, even with two walk breaks I met the pace. My legs were a bit tired from Friday’s run when I started but when I was warmed up they were fine.
Weather:rain, bit windy, 15C (59 degrees)
Distance: 4.8 K / 3 miles
Average time: 06:47 /km
Average speed: 8.85 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Maroon5 – Moves like Jagger
Chalean Extreme Burn Circuit 1. Great upper and lower body workout with weights.
Total time: 36 minutes.
Speedwork Monday: 6 x 400 metres. Still have walk breaks between the intervals. They are hard but so far I haven’t skipped one and most of them at the required pace.
Interval pace: 5:57-6:12. Times: 6:14 – 6:04 – 6:00 – 5:58 – 6:05 – 5:53.
Weather:dry, not much wind, 15C (59 degrees)
Distance: 5.4 K / 3.3 miles
Average time: 06:55 /km
Average speed: 8.68 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – Rumour has it.
Rhythmica Hip Hop Fat Burn. I bought this DVD a couple of months ago but didn’t use it till today. It’s got 3 20-minute dance workouts on it and I did the hip hop workout this time. It was a nice workout, a bit like Zumba which I like too.
Total time: 21 minutes.
Easy run. I don’t watch my pace at easy runs, I just run at what feels good for me. Today was a rather slow run although it felt faster when I was running.
Weather:dry, little bit of wind, 17C (62 degrees)
Distance: 5.6 K / 3.5 miles
Average time: 07:05 /km
Average speed: 8.48 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
Bella and Fran’s Summer challenge: walk at least 30 minutes every day
I try to walk at least 30 minutes every day with Bella. She goes out more (in the morning and before bed and when I’m home 4 times a day) but one of those walks has to be longer. Most of the days we walk for 30 minutes or more but there are days when I do have the time but don’t go because I’m thinking of all the things I have to do later or it rains a little. That’s why I though of this challenge that started today. Summer ends Friday 21 September, that’s 66 days. I already know I’m going to miss at least 2 days because Bella isn’t home then but we are going to try.
I haven’t discussed this with Bella yet, but I’m sure she will take on the challenge 🙂
Days till the end of Summer: 66 days
Success: 1 day
Fail: 0 days
I’m totally rocking my workouts lately. Very, very happy with it.
I have no weekly review because I got an error while uploading it but:
Walking: 3 hours 28 minutes.
Running: 25.4 K / 15.8 miles.
Total workout time: 3 hours 54 minutes.