Short on time and not wanting to run aimlessly around a strange city (Auckland) I just ran at the hotel gym instead.
600m warmup with some dynamic stretches afterwards. Jumped on the TM and pumped up the pace but it took a while to get it up to 16km/h so I went through the first K in just over 4 mins/k, 2k in 7.55, 3k in 11.45, 4k in 15.40 and 5k in 19.29. Pretty happy given it wasn't a race and pretty boring. It is quite interesting raising and lowering the pace to test yourself.
6.8k all up.
Monday, 10 March 2014
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Monday, 24 February 2014
Nice one to come back to after a week of man flu; Warrior stairs. Started out easy but then found myself in the lead after the first set of 3 stairs. Had a skinny young guy (SYG) on my tail after the run to the Butler stairs and the start of the 2nd set of three. SYG went by on the first set but I kept going past him on the way down. He had the better of me going up to the Cliff stairs as I decided I needed to go a bit easier. The final set of 3 stairs were jumps which I dont do on account of it often causing injuries so I felt bad going past SYG doing single stairs.. Contemplated doing an extra set to compensate but couldn't be bothered. Did a 10 minute plank to finish.
Monday, 17 February 2014
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Turned up after nursing a strained calf all week. Felt ok on the jog over to Rushcutters but the proof of the pudding would be in the eating. Targetted 100s laps (3:40 pace) with group 3 and managed to hit that pretty well. Laps went: 1:40, 3:19, 5:02, 6:43 - at the start of the next 3 laps I felt my calf, slowed down to a jog and sat the rest out. Jog home felt ok. 10k all up