I got up at 6.00 and by 9.00 I had eaten breakfast, frozen bags of spinach, made 6 jars of raspberry jam, 4 large jars of pickled beetroot and baked a lovely spelt flour loaf. Then I dead headed the flowers and roses in the garden, I followed this with pruning 3 shrubs, one of which is quite large. However, I am guilty of not picking up the branches, I have left those for Stewart!!!!
As if that wasn't enough, I then went running!
The week for shorter mileage saw me running 5k again. This time I ran 4 mins, walked 30 secs. I was interested to see the comparison with yesterday's session when it was run 4 mins, walk 1 min.
Today, 3.1 miles ran in 28 mins 15 secs. Av pace 9.05 mm, av HR 123, MHR 150
9.32 mins, av HR 111 --- little bit of up mostly down
8.59 mins, av HR 122 ---- little bit of down, mostly up
8.52 mins, av HR 135 ---- up
.1 mile, av pace 8.02 mm av HR 148
The results make not a lot of sense,
Today's result was faster by 36 secs.
today's av HR is 2 beats lower than yesterday.
Today's MHR is 1 beat higher than yesterday.
It was a little cooler yesterday, whereas today the temps are around 27c.
Jog home bought the daily mileage today to be 3.84 miles.
Surprise, surprise, I had found that link about the Tom Tom. But got bored half way through reading it, you helped me to read it again, well most of it before I got bored again! Yum, I love belly pork cooked properly, especially with chilli sauce! We have to net our raspberries so that the birds don't get eat them first. It does make picking the fruits more difficult.
Your race sounded a lot like the one Stewart did recently in Devon. Very scenic but quite difficult to negotiate the terrain. The conditions must have made getting round hard work.
We are 51 degrees here, so not so different. We have had temps around 27+ c for weeks now. We start the day over heated because the house is so warm.
I am only running 5 days a week, although last week it was 6 days. However, I am sure if I wasn't doing run walk that I wouldn't be able to run so regularly with all else that I do. You must be pleased to have got your 10k time trial out of the way in such warm conditions.
Phew a gym with no AC, and you chose a spin class I hope they have it fixed for your next visit.
My dentist has the same price range as your's, although at the top end of your figures
Yesterday, after spending the morning freezing spinach and broad beans, pickling beetroot and making raspberry jam, all from our garden, I went for a 6.7 mile run/walk.
This morning saw me out of the door earlier than usual because of the dentist later this morning.
I ran/walked 28 miles this week, the most for a loooooooong time. I have been ticking along at around 20-23 miles a week. However, I have a lot on this week so have decided to ease up on the miles, but to put a bit more zip Into some of the runs. Starting this morning.
3.1 miles ran 4 mins walk 1 min, in 28.53 mins, av pace 9.17 mm, av HR 125, MHR 149
Then a gently jog home .62 mile. Total RW. 3.73 miles
Oh dear me. Poor you, most of us have been there and it is horrible. I most certainly have had my fill of falls that hurt! My first one was exactly like yours, tree roots being the culprits. Pity about having to miss the 10k. I, too, hate the HRM strap. Tom Tom have just bought out a watch where the HRM is on the wrist. But I am not sure how good their overall system is because they don't have the experience that Garmin have, but I am looking into it. The wedding was interesting, we sang well!
Echo what TS says about building up aerobic fitness, but I think that you do quite a lot of long runs don't you? Maybe it is more of the threshold intervals that need to be done which will help you.
Amazing. Good going. I am presuming that your Physio is a lot younger than you. You did have to work hard after your race. I am trying to imagine floating spare ribs
Dentist = expense, expense, expense. I have a 2 hour appointment this morning to have a crown fitted.
What a lovely location your beach scene it.
7.19 your long run was certainly an epic route.
Good to hear from you, I has been wondering how your were doing.
Lots of sitting usually make one's hip flexors tight. A piriformis which is too tight can cause problems in the rest of the body too. It's always difficult to find the primary cause of an injury. But usually hips and low back is the first place to look at.