Tuesday, April 14, 2015

5 x 500m then a quick relay

What a fantastic way to finish up my last speed session.  Tonight I just flew!!!!  My style came together perfectly and I was fast!!!! and legal!!!!

It was such a mega crazy morning for me at work ... I didnt know if I was coming or going for most of it.   I have finished my first week of the Optislims and was thrilled to weigh in this morning and find I am exactly 4kg lighter .... think that also helped with being so speedy tonight.  I just felt awesome today!!!!

Got to the track and warmed up with everyone....then we waited for Robyn to decided what her squad was going to do.... 5 x 500m and then after we were going to have a relay race.   There were 10 of us so we had two teams of 5 ... each were to go through 4 times over 100m

The 500's - I set out at a nice pace...stretched my legs out and let every thing flow nicely - I was not pushing HARD,  maybe about 90% effort.  It was feeling nice and easy, which amazed me.   Maybe the weight loss???

1st - 2:43
2nd - 2:41
3rd - 2:42
4th - 2:40
5th - 2:40

For me thats nice and quick and I am super happy with that.

Then we all lined up for the relay and I must say that Robyn set us up in order so well that for 90% of it we were pretty much neck and neck with each other... and it was so much fun.  Especially watching Denise and Bridie really step up with the speed and surprise us all with just how quick they could really go over 100m.... and how GREAT they looked doing it!!

5 x 500m data

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nice relaxing week of training

I am in my wind it down phase now.

Tuesday I met Kay at the walkway and we did 8km together and a nice easy pace for me and semi brisk for her.

Thursday, Paul and Deb joined us for our usual 8km and we all chatted away while doing that...its so nice having a group to walk with.

Today is Saturday and pretty much my last walk by myself along the walk way for a few weeks now.  So I headed out and just took my time so that I could enjoy it.   But I found I was really lacking energy and while my heart rate was realitivly low, it was still a bit harder than it looked.  I am pleased that I went out but looking back wish I had just tried to have gone further.

I am really hoping it will only be 4 weeks until I can start walking again...and even then it will be at a sedate pace.   Not sure how I will cope mentally with doing nothing at all for 4 weeks.

Thanks to all who have followed me .... this is a little sidetrack in my journey.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Solid 10km training walk

I am really enjoying the added gym work outs.   We have a small home gym on our balcony and I have a small set of dumb bells that I use for all my moves.   I just do high reps and only have a 20 sec rest between sets.  Plus I also do jumping jacks, crunches, leg raises, push ups and twists in between as well.   So it keeps me moving - only my lower back doesnt like it too much.   I am hoping that as I strengthen my core and other muscles this will eventually go away.

Today I really wanted to walk...its Easter and I have been nibbling on chocolate and eating out alot... I really need to get out.   

It was nice this afternoon....the rain has stopped and the cloud lifting.   It wasnt super hot which was a nice change.  The walk way was packed as normal, lots of kids on bikes and people walking their dogs.   I decided to add in bursts of speed to make this walk a little more substantial.   So every couple of km I would pick up for 500m of it.   I felt good and strong during this walk and had planned to do 12 km but when I got to 8km my back was starting to ache and so I decided to not push it and stop at 10k,    As I dont have any events that I am training for at the moment I would rather stop than end up hurt.  

Its only 2 weeks not till I go to bangkok.  Not sure how I will cope with ZERO exercise for at least 4 weeks.    I guess I will cope .. well I have to dont I.

time for today was pretty decent for a training walk.  10km in 1:02:10 for an avg of 6:13 per km.  I am happy with that.