Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MID WEEK CATCH UP

Hooray for hump day and getting past the first half of the week.

So how am I going?

Running training has been ON FIRE!! I set my alarm for 4.50am on Monday and set out to do a long run (even though I knew that I didnt really have to increase my distance). On Sunday I measured out a 3.5km circuit through my suburb but didnt mentally commit to completing it 3 times. I set out thinking to myself "I'll see how I go". So off I went at 5am at my "comfy long run pace" and did it once, did it twice and then set out on the 3rd lap knowing that I could cut it short, if need be. Not once did I check the time (this is GOOD!!) and half way through the last lap I was getting pretty tired but I pushed on just talking myself through each stretch from corner to corner. Knowing I had less than a kilometre to go I decided to go the distance and took it home for the full 10.5kms. I cant brag about my time (I was fairly slow) but I can brag that this is the longest I have EVER run. My legs were pretty tired for the rest of the day and I did everything to avoid walking to the 2nd floor of my work building where I constantly go for meetings.

I am training weights for chest, shoulders, back and abs and have some good DOMS in my chest and even a little through my abs. I never seem to get it in my shoulders and as for back ... well with only a barbell and dumbbells (no rack or bar) its hard to give your back a good workout. I will need to ramp this up in future but am deferring til after the City 2 Bay and our holiday in Queensland.

Eats??!!
Monday: Great
Tuesday: Great
Today: Hmmm could have been better. (Training course food. I took some of my own but the carrot cake at afternoon tea made its way past my lips GRRRRR) Tomorrow I'm taking all my food and plan to stay away from the crappy stuff thats provided.

So thats it in a nutshell. I'm tracking OK againt my 5 daily goals although not perfect. The main one of not binging is the most important to me and on that one I've done really well. So a pat on my back is deserved. Now to just gain control over some of my other not-so-good habits.

Cheers all

Magda

6 comments:

Hilary said...

Yay Magda!! Sounds like it was a great run, you must have felt fantastic after that!

Hilary xx

Cheryl D said...

Wowzza that is a big run.. Good job on getting through it.

Kristy said...

Great job on your run Magda. It is the best feeling running the most km's for the first time.

City - Bay is nearly here. I am excited and can't wait to hear about your run too!

Jaime-lee said...

your a machine Magda!

Up at 4.50am......crazy woman BUT inspiring and committed!I LOVE IT!

JL x

Magda said...

Yeah I sure did Hilary. Tired but fantastic!!

Thanks Cheryl.

Yeah Kristy I must admit it DID feel good setting a new PB for distance. Now for some speed .....

JL I've caught up on your blog. Welcome back to blogland.

M

Magda said...

Yeah I sure did Hilary. Tired but fantastic!!

Thanks Cheryl.

Yeah Kristy I must admit it DID feel good setting a new PB for distance. Now for some speed .....

JL I've caught up on your blog. Welcome back to blogland.

M