29 Sep 2007

Running:
36.1km - 3:29

Wow. After 3 days and half a dozen of pain killers to get the neck sorted, this was tough! Started to rain after 20km which didn't help, but was ok in the end. A nice pint of Guninness tonight!

Sore neck

Woke up with very stiff neck which got worse during the day. Been to the chiro in the evening whose comment was "what a mess...". He improved things slightly and I have since been treating it with ice. Let's see... pain in the neck...

25 Sep 2005

Running:
11.9km - 1:08

Easy'ish run, undulating and very windy.

24 Sep 2007

Rowing: 5000m - 21:56

50 Situps

Crap weather outside so I decided to have a quick spin in the gym.

22 Sep 2007

Dublin Half-Marathon - 1:50:53 [Results] [Certificate]

Mile 1: 8:40
Mile 2: 8:50
Mile 3: 8:45
Mile 4: 8:24
Mile 5: 8:20
Mile 6: 8:37
Mile 7: 8:31
Mile 8: 8:28
Mile 9: 8:18
Mile 10: 8:11
Mile 11: 8:26
Mile 12: 8:16
Mile 13: 8:09

Very good conditions, but quite tough course. First race without heart-rate monitor - felt good throughout. 7 seconds faster than last year...

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17 Sep 2007

Running:
10.8km - 1:03

Easy recovery run. Legs rather heavy. Quite cold and very windy.

15 Sep 2007

Running:
32.6km - 3:05

First 20 miler. Legs good, body good, HR a little bit higher than wanted. All in all very promising.

10 Sep 2007

Running:
16km - 1:26:30

Fantastic weather, fantastic run. Further and (much) faster than planned. HR really good. Not sure what was different. Maybe that's me back to normal - let's see...

08 Sep 2007

Waterside Half Marathon - 1:51:42 [Results] [Google Earth]

Mile 1: 9:02
Mile 2: 8:38
Mile 3: 9:03 (30 secs pee break ;-)
Mile 4: 8:44
Mile 5: 8:48 - 44:15
Mile 6: 8:34
Mile 7: 8:17
Mile 8: 8:23
Mile 9: 8:20
Mile 10: 8:29 - 42:03
Mile 11: 8:22
Mile 12: 8:14
Mile 13: 8:00

First race since the AF which went pritty much as planned. HR a bit high from the beginning, but no problems. Moving in the right direction.

06 Sep 2007

Running:
12km - 1:04

First half easy, third quarter moderate, last quarter fast (sub 5min/km). Felt relatively easy; left calf a bit wobbly.

04 Sep 2007

Running:
10km - 59:00

Very easy recovery run. Legs a bit heavy from the cycling

Cycling to Work

I got so fed up sitting in the traffic every morning that I decided to pickybag the bike and cycle the last 5 miles or so. Quicker, cheaper and much more relaxing - as long as it doesn't rain that is...

02 Sep 2007

Running:
28.2 km - 2:45

First 20km very easy with 2 U&R buddies (10km/h); last 8km moderate speed (>11km/h). Legs a bit wobbly on the last 20 minutes, but ok.

August Body Composition

Weight
93.3kg (+1.3kg)
Body Fat
23.3% (+0.7%)
Total Body Water
51.1% (-1.0%)
Muscle Mass
68.1kg (-1.0kg)
Physique Rating
2 (0)
Basal Metabolic Rate2108 KJ (-25)
Metabolism Age
44 (+5)
Bone Mass
3.5kg (-0.1kg)

44! Not good at all. Excuses are: 2 weeks holiday, a cold during the week and lack of will power when it comes to nice food...