Summary 2008



Run km Runs km/run Races Other
Jan-08 192.00 13 14.77 0 3
Feb-08 197.10 13 15.16 0 3
Mar-08 202.80 13 15.60 3 1
Apr-08 222.70 13 17.13 2 3
May-08 211.25 16 13.20 2 5
Jun-08 164.70 13 12.67 3 5
Jul-08 181.10 12 15.09 1 7
Aug-08 257.05 15 17.14 1 8
Sep-08 221.50 14 15.82 2 4
Oct-08 150.40 11 13.67 1 4
Nov-08 125.55 9 13.95 1 13
Dec-08 42.20 4 10.55 0 13
Total 2168.35 146 14.85 16 69

Total kms run have increased significantly by 318, number of runs has decreased by 13 while the km/run has gone up from 13.91 to 14.85. 16 races (same as last year) and 69 cross-training activities (up from 27). Running was scaled down significantly in Nov and Dec due to hip injury.

30 Dec 2008

Run:
11.2km - 1:05:00

Easy run alongside Lake Geneva. Was struggling a bit with cold air; heart jumpy at the beginning.

28 Dec 2008

Run:
10km - 58:00

Another easy, nice run in cold, dry and sunny weather on undulating forrest ground with a NY buddy. Hip ok during the run, but felt it again afterwards.

26 Dec 2008

Run:
10km - 55:00 (approx.)

Nice run in cold, dry and sunny weather on undulating forrest ground. 5 minutes warm-up (with my mum!) before I put the foot down. Hip ok all the way round and best in weeks.

23 Dec 2008

Gym 75 minutes (30 Strength, 45 cardio)

Half an hour upper-body, followed by 45 minutes on the cross-trainer in a German gym.

20 Dec 2008

Run:
11km - 1:05 (approx.)

First run in 3 weeks on perfect soft forrest ground; very undulating.

Ticker was very jumpy for the first 20 minutes and calmed down afterwards. Hope I got a good reading.

Didn't feel hip for the first 20 minutes at all, then a but. Felt it more after the run as usual.

19 Dec 2008

Swim: 1900m

Magic distance swam for the first time in a single go before I headed off to hospital. Now wired up with an ECG over the weekend (no showers!); picture for illustrative purpose only...

16 Dec 2008

Swim: 2000m (400, 1600)

400m warm-up before managing a mile without stopping. Slowly getting there...

15 Dec 2008

Gym 60 minutes (30, Strength, 30 cardio)

Half an hour upper-body, followed by 30 minutes on the cross-trainer.

Swim: 1200m (1000, 200)

First km in a single go. 200m fast to finish off session.

14 Dec 2008

Bike:
30km - 1:10 (approx)

Easy cycle in frosty conditions.

12 Dec 2008

Swim: 2000m (400, 600, 600, 400)

Left shoulder a bit sore. Time for a day's break.

11 Dec 2008

Gym 60 minutes (60 cardio)

30 minutes on the cross-trainer and 30 on the spinner.

Swim: 800m (400, 400)

Tough session. Ticker mis-fired all night. Not sure how related the two are.

10 Dec 2008

Gym 60 minutes (30 strength, 30 cardio)

Pushed a bit on the bike to see how the ticker behaves.

09 Dec 2008

Swim: 1600m (600, 600, 400)

Took it easy today and less breaks.

Not a good day. Had a major AF this morning after symptoms for over a week. Here we go again...

07 Dec 2008

Gym 60 minutes (30 strength, 30 cardio)

Bike session on a spinning bike which is much better.

06 Dec 2008

Swim: 2000m (400, 400, 400, 400, 400)

Longest swim so far. Now need to avoid the breaks.

05 Dec 2008

Gym: 60 minutes (30 strength, 30 cardio)

First upper-body only workout and half an hour on the bike.

Swim: 1000m (200, 200, 200, 200, 200)

03 Dec 2008

Swim: 800m (400, 400)

Fast swim in pool in Dundalk.

29 Nov 2008

Running:
15.4km - 1:30

Nice run. Bitterly cold, but sunny. Last run for a while. Physio treatment to get my hip sorted out properly will start on Monday and I am not allowed to run, but can swim, cycle and do bits of gym work.