That sounds a real privilege to have lived in the Cape GM - it is a wonderful place. I would love to live there too. Probably my wine consumption would increase though.
6x800m over 7miles this lunchtime. The reps came out in the range 3:09 to 3:15. On better days they typically come out at 2:58 to 3:05 so probably 10-12 seconds down. There are a number of explanations including glycogen depletion, a heavy gym session yesterday and lack of practice of fast running. Anyway I know where I am now and it's a good baseline to improve from.
Nice work GM - probably help clear out the stress of the exams too.
Your honeymoon sounds similar to mine Abbers. We were in the Cape - Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Robertson, Hermanus. Excellent really and I would love to go back there. I first learnt about the Comrades in a book from which I learnt a little Afrikaans and then learnt more of it. It is a huge part of the culture there - something like the Boat Race, FA Cup Final or the Grand National.
Compound living or at minimum burglar bars on the windows is one of the realities of living in a country with huge differences between the least and the top wealthiest is a fact of life. Strangely I've always though the biggest danger when running in SA is to be hit by a drunk driver or by lightening and there is a lot of both. In fact I often run just up and down one of the farm's internal roads, which also happens to be almost exactly 800m too.
Weightlifting and Spin class yesterday lunchtime. 6x800m planned for today
BI - do you have relatives in SA? Sounds like you're making the most of the training opportunity.
Yes Abbers, my wife is from SA. At best that makes me some kind of honorary Afrikaner or at worse a soutie. They've got a farm out there and so it is a good place for the kids to explore a different aspect of life that they can't access here and they have lots of space.
Nice team running there Minni and Poacher. Good results for both of you that you can do well in Spring.
Like Slokey, I'm also on low mileage and got to 24 miles last week and mileage is building up steadily now. My 50 miler is a bit further away than March though
I had a poor run tonight. I ran hills off-road and couldn't get enough power up the hill as I seem to be missing the top end of power at the moment. It is one expected effects of my low-carb high fat diet. Either I should overcome it soon and high end power would return or I'm doing it wrong.
My family is away so I've had 3 exercise sessions today - 30min 'Total abs' class, kettlebell session at home and a run. The new kettlebell is a beast that still needs taming
8.8 miles here this lunchtime at easy pace of 7:52. I regularly, including today, get a free aerobatics show from the pilot of a stunt biplane. He's a great training partner as he is entertaining and I don't have to talk back if I don't like to.