31 May 2006

Ballymena 5 Mile - 37:17 [Results] [Google Earth KML File]

Mile 1: 7:23
Mile 2: 7:30
Mile 3: 7:29
Mile 4: 7:27
Mile 5: 7:26

Fast 2 1/2 lap course. New PB; very good.

28 May 2006

Running:

20.0km - 1:46:40

First 10k (55:15), second 10k (51:25)! Very strong 2nd half with good heart rate.

26 May 2006

Running:

30 Minutes Warm Up
1000m (4:20) ++ 1000m (4:17) ++ 1000m (4:18) ++ 1000m (4:21) + 1000m (4:15)
10 Minutes Cool down


Very tough - must have been the Guinness on Wednesday...

23 May 2006

Running:
12.5km - 1:07

Moderate speed, still wet and windy and cold.
Used new insoles for the first time; not quite sure about them yet...

22 May 2006

Running:
10.5km - 57:15

Moderate speed, quite cold. Still a few problems with left hamstring.

20 May 2006

Mannheim Marathon Duo - Cancelled!

The entire event was cancelled due to severe wind of over 100 km/h and torrential rain. A lot of trees on the road, roof tiles all over the place and 8,000 very frustrated runners!

Went for a 11.5km run (1:05) through the rubble to get rid of some excess energy before hitting the beers...


16 May 2006

Running:
10.0km - 57:30

Easy recovery run. Very wet and muddy.

12 May 2006

Les Jones Memorial 10k - 48:18 [Results] [Google Earth KML File]

1 km - 4:47
2 km - 4:58
3 km - 4:39
4 km - 4:37
5 km - 4:46 - 23:47
6 km - 4:54
7 km - 4:46
8 km - 4:49
9 km - 5:20
10km - 4:36

A real stinker of a hill at 8km, which costed at least 30 seconds. Perfect conditions; 7 seconds short of a PB - very promising, given the tough course.

10 May 2006

Running:
10.8km - 61:00

Easy run on soft ground.

Also got my orthoses (bespoke insoles, 7 times the price); have to break them in for a few days before I will start using them for running - after the big one next week.

09 May 2006

Running:
35 minutes Warm Up
1000m (4:15) ++ 1000m (4:14) ++ 1000m (4:17) ++ 1000m (4:11) ++ 1000m (4:10)
10 minutes Cool Down

First really warm day. Very good.

06 May 2006

Running:
25.0km - 2:17:20

Constant speed throughout, but heart rate went through the roof: (5 km - 163, 10km - 170, 15km - 172, 20km - 179, 25km - 188). Not sure why it was so high from the beginning, so the last 20 minutes were pretty tough.

05 May 2006

Swimming: 1000m (20, 20)

A tick faster than usual.

Acquired a New Balance Bottle Belt for the long runs to come. Isn't life exciting...

03 May 2006

Running:
12.4km - 1:10

Easy run, partly undulating. Heavens opened after 10 seconds... Very wet.
Slight pull in right hamstring.

01 May 2006

Running:
16.1km - 1:55

Last 10 miles of the Belfast Marathon accompanying the chap below on his inaugural Marathon.