Training run #36

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Saturday 11 July, 9.16am.

Sunny, warm.

Did the set training run, 15 mins easy, then 1 min walk and run to finish of 4k lap.

Total time 29.07. Avg HR 140bpm, peak HR 147bpm. Good.

Felt fine.

56 days / 8 weeks to BYGR.

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Weigh-in 9/7/09

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Weigh-in Thurs 9 July 2009.

12st 9lb. No change from 2 weeks ago.

Training run #35

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Wednesday 8 July, 5.55am.

Sunny, nice cool morning. Lots of rabbits everywhere!

A mix of training runs; 15 mins easy run, then 1 min walk / 3 min run, three and a bit 4 reps to finish.

Time on 4k lap 29.05. Avg HR 139bpm; peak HR 151. The peak represents only 9 seconds above 149bpm, and was due to me thinking what I’d do to the thieves that broke into my shed at 4.30am and nicked my bike! I’d been controlling my HR fine but then my thoughts wandered and I imagined chasing the thieves and HR monitor started beeping!

A good run. (Was one day early for the new plan (should have been on Thursday), but no problem).

Training run #34

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Monday 6 July, 9am.

Weather warm, sunny, bit of a breeze. Brief light shower.

Mixed Week 3 pattern with Great Run training plan. 10 min run, 1 min walk, 3 min run, 1 min walk etc. on 4k lap of RV.

Did 10 min + 4x 3 min running. Total time 28.41. Felt great.

Avg HR 140bpm, peak HR 151.

Training run #33

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Saturday 4 July, 9am.

Week 2 pattern. Hot and sunny.

Total time 28.32.

Avg HR 141bpm; peak HR 154. Due to the heat, I think. Was running easy.

Training run #32

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Wednesday 1 July, 6.55am.

Very warm, overcast, no breeze.

Stepped up to Week 2 pattern; run 2 mins, walk 1 min.

Did 9 reps and jog to finish. Felt fine, but hot.

Time 28:37. Avg HR 135bpm (good!), peak HR 149.

Training run #31

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Monday 29 June, 9.25am.

Warm, overcast, no breeze.

Week 1 pattern, 4k lap. Time 30.37, max HR 147bpm, avg HR 131. Felt easy. 12 reps and jog to finish.

68 days to BGYR; less than 10 weeks.