Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A new personal best.

Don't really quite know to put into words about how excited I am. I think I have mentioned on more than one occasion in the last 2 posts about how my "mojo" has been missing due to family illness and all. So to have done what I did today has me so happy I could only compare it to the number 10. HUGE.......

I headed out the door saying to my children "mum will be back in 30 mins, just going to the end of the street and some and coming straight back. I have my mobile with me". They both looked at me and grunted (like usual teenagers) and continued staring at the TV whilst wrapped under their blankets.

So I donned the earplugs and listened to music from my phone and headed out the door in what was meant to be a 5km aerobic run, the one which I was meant to do yesterday. I started off thinking I was going too fast so I slowed down the pace to something which I classed as an aerobic pace. I was able to sing to the tunes blaring at me through my phone so I thought this was a good measurement of aerobic capacity. I intentionally did not take a watch because this is meant to be aerobic - no timing allowed.

As I came to the turnaround mark I assessed how I felt, and apart from being hot and bothered my legs felt great - so I continued with it and it wasn't until I had about 500m that I started to really feel the heat and humidity. It was at that point I walked for about 50m as my head started to feel kind of funny (a bit light headed). As soon as that feeling passed I started running again and made it up the dreaded little hill that signals the END.

I know I said this was not to be timed but I looked at my mobile and it said 9:28. I left home at 9:02 - this meant I did that run in 26mins. I did my 5km run in 26mins WOOHOO. Let me hear you say it !!!!! WOOHOO

How cool is that????

So, because I was feeling awesome I decided to jump straight on my indoor trainer and do my session for today. It was meant to be a 2hr outdoor ride but I did the intervals indoors instead.
  • 10 mins warm up in small chain - cadence of 90
  • 6 x 6min upper zone 3 efforts in big ring - still a cadence of 90, with 5 min recovery between.
  • Total time : 1hr 16mins
Need I say I was totally dripping with sweat yet again. I would say today was a totally eventful day. Can you feel the excitement?

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage