Browsing the blog archives for March, 2011

Resting heart rate and womanly illusion

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Training

There is not much to report about running. I have been totally flat for the past week and done zero running. It has been frustrating to say the least but I simply have not had the energy to run.

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Peanut butter-banana toasted sandwich

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Featured, Nutrition

Peanut butter-banana toasted sandwich has been part of my regular diet for years. I got introduced to peanut butter during my years in England. It is not such a big hit here in Scandinavia and my favourite sandwich is often frowned upon.

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Not ready to rock yet

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Training

I thought I was ready to rock but instead have been resting most of the week.

I took a rest day on Monday as I was feeling more tired than normal. Tuesday I ran 65 minutes but struggled to keep the pulse below 140 bpm even though I was running slower than I normally do during my easy runs. In the evening my legs were aching while standing hanging the washing. Not good .. and a definite sign of a malady.

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Back to day 1

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Training

Last week I ran over 50 km in total. Training week went as planned. The toughest session was 6 x 1K intervals with 60s rest in between. I always start my sessions too hard and then struggle to keep ut the same pace throughout the session. This time I thought I would start easier and try to get to the anticipated pace from the start as not to ‘blow the gasket’ too early. Well, my pace judgement is not that good just yet and it is still a learning process. I ran the first split too slowly then the second one too quickly while the last 4 splits went better. I have recorded my splits in my logbook and you can also follow my training on Time-to-Run forums.

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Sub 40 min 10K training programme

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Weekly Schedule

Instead of going to the 3rd week of the training cycle I will start the cycle from the beginning on Tuesday, i.e. back to day 1 of the sub 40 minute 10K programme. My week will look like this.

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3.8K round the farm

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Logbook

19.03.2011     15.22

6 x 1K

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Logbook

15.03.2011     4:00     3:48     3:53     3:54     3:53     3:56     (anticipated pace 3:55)

5 x 2K

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Logbook

10.03.2011          7:55     7:58      8:10      8:14     (only 4 intervals – the first session after long build-up)

The perfect drink

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Nutrition

I was so happy to find this drink on one of my fellow runner’s blog. I am also happy to have been given the permission to share the recipe with all of you.  As was mentioned in my friend’s blog, this recipe makes a great pre-meal drink if you are feeling hungry and food is not quite ready yet but it can be enjoyed whenever you feel like having an extra boost of pure power – just like Popeye.

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Next week’s training

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Weekly Schedule

I have finally started the sub 40min 10K programme after build up. Last week already I got the taste of the tough 2K interval session and I did a 18K long run on Saturday. The coming week will look like this.

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