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Sense of humour failure

Not a drop of rain all night, and just as I was tying my laces, boof, chucking it down! At least it was only 5km. Legs felt heavy this morning, bit worrying as I should be feeling springy by now.

Running notes:
Route: My house – Camp Street – Buitengracht Street – Wale Street – My house
Distance: 5km

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Hill repeats and a drive by from the boss

…on his way to the airport. Wound his window down and said ‘Hello!’. It’s always a touch disconcerting when an unfamiliar car slows down next to you in the dark, but at least I was running, there is nothing worse than bumping into a friend when you’ve just started walking.

God, why is it when you start tapering, you just want to give up completely? My hill repeats were particularly painful this morning due to the public holiday hike I did yesterday afternoon up to Elephant’s Eye cave, the PT session on Tuesday and my wish to stay in bed.

Apparently it will be raining tomorrow. Joy.

Running notes:
Route: 5 x 600m hill repeats
Distance: 6km

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Time trial No.7: …by myself

Yep, you know you have a problem when you plan to run a time trial by yourself. I mean who does that apart from crazy people? Had a good excuse as it’s a public holiday and I had the option of dinner out with a friend. There was also wine.

Running notes:
Route: Wakame – turn around point – Wakame
Distance: 5km plus a 1km warm up
Time: 22:14

 

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PT Session No.21

I’m supposed to be tapering, but I had one of the hardest sessions ever. 60 squats with a 24kg kettle bell, 60 upright rows and 60 swings broken into three sets. Everything hurt. I said to Justin last week to take it easy on the twisty stuff in case I pull something so he just goes crazy on the straight up stuff. Argh.

Training notes:
360 Training

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I left it so long to go out it rained, then it dried up, then I got rained on anyway

I was away yesterday so thought I deserved a Saturday off. Should have run anyway because the weather this morning was atrocious. I managed to go out at about lunchtime and was about 6km into my 15km run when it started to rain, I gave up and turned round and it rained on me all the way home. Typically as I write this the sun has come out.

Running notes:
Route: My house – Kloof Nek – Part way up Signal Hill – Kloof Nek – My house
Distance: 13km

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5km in Cape Point

Due to the excessive amount of South African public holidays this week I took the working days off and myself down to Cape Point for two days. I find it very hard to run on holiday so today I only managed 5km. I did find some porcupine quills though.

Running notes:
Route: Plateau Road towards Simonstown and back
Distance: 5km

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1 month to go

1 May today which means this time in 30 days time I’ll be on the road in KZN.

I’m trying hard not to think about it, but it was first thing in my head when I woke up this morning and turned my gaze towards the alarm clock, ‘I’ll have been running for 2 and a half hours by now’. I know I’m going to be at this game all day. I’ve just had a look at the official Comrades site and according to their countdown clock there are 30 days, 20 hours, 5 minutes and 22 seconds to the gun. OMFG given that I’ve done four months of training and there is now only one to go it feels like the race is next week. I’ve just looked at my watch again and by now (in a month’s time) I’ll have been running for 4 hours and 20 minutes. If I’m on target, I’ll have just gone through the marathon mark and be winding my way uphill towards Drummond which marks the highest part of the course and the halfway point. My heart is racing just thinking about it.

Running notes:
Route: My house – Kloof Nek – My house
Distance: 8km

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