Monday, 28 July 2014

Monday HuRTS

Had a fairly late night after CT's 40th yesterday. Got home at midnight having left Fats, Tom and Erika at Jacksons (the only place we could find open!). Really fun night with everyone getting dressed up and hitting the dance floor. Most importantly Chris was in magnificent form impressing me greatly with his singing in particular.

Today was a slightly slower version of last week 12.3k @ 4:33 average. Good banter with Tom, MC, Jeet, BW, JW, D Clarke, Jerry, Renée, Shane and a few others.

13.5k all up

Friday, 25 July 2014

Friday Warrior

With the Warrior away there was no boxing and I was asked to take the session. Thought a nice little stroll around the Botanic Gardens would be fun. Good turn-out with Joe, Glenn M, Andy, Big Unit, Mudge, Brownie, Wayne and 4 or so others.

Mrs Macs steps with loops and pushups on the sea wall, squat jumps and lunges, abs, an Indian file, 50 declines/dips, backward running and sprints up the old warm-up hill, pushups and sprints on the Opera House stairs. Good session.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Manly Strength

2 hours of tennis last night - lost 2-6 6-4 4-6 but had some great rallies. Then hung around in the pub catching up until 11:30. Bounced out of bed at 5:40 to get down to South Steyne for strength with Iain, Macca, Jono, and Erika. Same session as last week with the 30 minute, 6 exercise circuit being the main part. Legs are stuffed.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Corporate Cup

I have never run flat out at Corporate Cup either due to the handicapping system or because I was often mixing it in as part of an an MLR. Today I decided to stuff the handicap and see how bad my fitness really is. Not as bad as I thought actually, running a PB by 9 seconds - 24:37 (4:08 avg) which is still slow but a reasonable time on a hard course.

Splits went:

3:54, 3:46, 4:35, 4:00, 4:29, 3:52(944m - 4:05 pace)

Died in the arse after 4k which reflects my fitness. K 5 is mostly uphill but I should be able to run it faster than that.

8.5k with warm-up and cool-down.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

l'alpe d'huez

Rode l'alpe d'huez for the first time with Team Warrior at a special Scenic Cycle event. Much better scenery than Thredbo (go figure) and all climbing, so a solid workout. Poor LJ was there managing her stress fracture. Great turnout with 30 guys and gals.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Monday HuRTS

Too fast with Dave Clarke setting the pace and MC, Andy Cross, JW and a few others sticking with him. We were running 4:15-4:20 pace after 5k which is too hard for someone as unfit as I am. Mind you plenty of others were commenting. Many of the front group pealed off at CQ. I stopped at just past the Opera House after 12k averaging 4:25 pace.

13k all up.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Friday Splitters

Big turnout on a cold day; Ness, Fax, PJ, Joe, A-MB and Damo rolling around the traditional Balls Head run. Felt pretty good but the pace was slow. Knew it was cold when I was having a really long hot shower afterwards.

12.5k in 65 mins.