29 May 2008

Running:
11.3km - 1:05

Easy run, partly undulating. Very nice and warm conditions.

A bit of a niggle in the right achilles afterwards. Not sure whether it is the MTBs I wore all day or the new insoles. Looks like a few days rest...

28 May 2008

Swim 800m (200, 200, 200, 200)

(Very) early morning swim in hotel pool.

27 May 2008

Running:
10.4km - 60:00

Easy recovery run in a nice little park in Waterford. I have been wearing my new orthotics - they feel very good, but will take a little while to get used to.

26 May 2008

Gym: 35 minutes (15 cardio, 20 strength)

Swim 500m (300, 200)

Nice leisure centre as part of the hotel. Quite hungover...

24 May 2008

Mannheim Marathon Duo - 1:44:52 [Result]

km 1 - 5:41
km 2 - 5:15
km 3 - 5:00
km 4 - 5:28

km 5 - 5:13 / 26:37
km 6 - 5:09
km 7 - 5:06
km 8 - 4:51
km 9 - 5:12
km 10 - 4:49 / 25:11 / 51:46
km 11 - 4:45
km 12 - 4:44
km 13 - 5:10
km 14 - 4:45

km 15 - 4:56 / 24:20
km 16 - 4:49
km 17 - 5:02
km 18 - 4:37
km 19 - 4:50
km 20 - 4:32 / 24:04 / 48:24
km 21.1 - 4:51

Amazing! Felt really bad before with flu-like symptoms and a lot of sweating. Started easy and the turbo kicked in at the half-way point. Couldn't have been better! New PB.



23 May 2008

Running:
11.5km - 1:06

Easy run, mostly in forest. Very warm.

21 May 2008

Running:
20 min Warm-up
6 Yasso 800s - 3:32 / 3:34 / 3:29 / 3:32 / 3:31 / 3:29 -> 3:32
10 min Cool-down

Yasso session on track. While I enjoy the workout, I am starting to doubt its applicability...

20 May 2008

Swim: 1000m (16, 12, 12)

Very nice pool in leisure centre in Chorley, Lanc.

19 May 2008

Running:
11.5km - 1:02

Early morning run. Moderate speed.

17 May 2008

Running:
16km - 1:36

Another recovery run. That's hopefully it now and I can start training properly again...

16 May 2008

Running:
11.5km - 1:05

Easy run.

14 May 2008

Running:
10.2km - 59:00

Very easy recovery run, zig-zagging through some park in Southampton.

New York Marathon!

The chance to get drawn in the lottery is about 1:10 and this is what I received today:

12 May 2008

Gym: 60 minutes (30 cardio, 30 strength)

Tiny, crappy gym in a hotel in Livingstone.

11 May 2008

Running:
20.35km - 2:00

Very easy 2 hour recovery run in over 20 degrees.

First time I have worn a Skins compression top. Takes a bit getting used to, but is very good in the heat.

09 May 2008

Running:
25 min Warm-up
4 Yasso 800s - 3:40 / 3:41 / 3:37 / 3:34 -> 3:38
20 min Cool-down

First Yasso session which was easier than anticipated.

1 hour sports massage afterward which felt like another workout...

07 May 2008

Running:
12.7 km - 1:13

Easy run. Glutes in left leg and knee are feeling a bit tight, but nothing serious.

05 May 2008

Belfast Marathon Relay Legs 4 & 5
15.5km - 1:17:30

Last minute call to step in for injury-related absences. Took it easy on the first leg and put the foot down on the second. I did another 5kms getting to places and pacing people.

03 May 2008

Running:
17.1km - 1:38

Easy recovery run; a bit longer than planned and no problems.

First outing with my new Garmin Forerunner 405 which is a very impressive piece of kit! Details of each are from now on available from the Running link above.

01 May 2008

Running:
10.5km - 60:00

First easy run after the marathon. Legs not too bad and new shoes - Brooks Racer ST3 - feel very good!