16 jan 2013 – secret weapon

16 jan 2013 – secret weapon

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erlvc8SMfaE?rel=0]  opted for a 1 hour row today. I was extremely tired last night, so I woke up closer to 3 than 2. 60 minutes was more than enough to get a good sweat on, and I’m not sure I would have coped that well with a 2 hour or half marathon row today […]

15 jan 2013 – people of the sticks

15 jan 2013 – people of the sticks

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqrayxTy9To?rel=0]  a late night Saturday (birthday party) and feeling a bit under the weather yesterday lead to today being the first trip to the gym this week. reasonably happy with the rowing and treadmill work. 7km/h walking pace on the treadmill, and 10km/h jogging for first 2 sets, had to wind things right down […]

11 jan 2013 – drums of war

11 jan 2013 – drums of war

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTqJq3TSF6k?rel=0]  woke up feeling refreshed but not entirely sure how things would pan out at the gym (bit stiff and sore). needn’t have worried, once I warmed up things went well, with 7km/h walking pace on the treadmill, and 10km/h jogging summary Time got up (today): 02:15 Mood (1 to 5): Morning 5 Lunch […]

10 jan 2013 – lady of the silver wheel

10 jan 2013 – lady of the silver wheel

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WznSDRh0JA8?rel=0]  grrrrr…. not entirely happy today! I woke up somewhere between 1am and 2am, figured it was too early to get up for a run and went back to sleep. nek minnit…. it was almost 5am and I had to rush to get up, get ready and catch the bus! mind you, the rest […]

09 jan 2013 – attila the hun

09 jan 2013 – attila the hun

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fNW5qUmuis?rel=0]  Another early start, which was fantastic as it gave me the chance to put in a longer row than usual. initially I thought I’d go with a half marathon row, eventually settling on a 2 hour time limit instead. that would give me a longer distance, a tiny bit more endurance/stamina training, and […]

nearly a year gone by already

nearly a year gone by already

in just over 2 weeks from now, I will have been officially on a health and fitness “kick” for a whole year. I believe it will also be the first time ever that I’ve not wound up paying gym fees and not going for 3 months or more… for those who have made new year […]

08 jan 2013 – the raven

08 jan 2013 – the raven

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyGWZWqKT8?rel=0]  I woke up just in time to see the clock tick over to 2am… so I figured I may as well head down the gym and do the full Tuesday session with 3 x 3km on the treadmill. the session usually stops at the 500m row, with the 3rd time treadmill being dropped […]

07 jan 2013 – chorea

07 jan 2013 – chorea

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XciVM7cgt_A?rel=0] aching a little and still a bit tired from yesterday’s gym session, so I didn’t mind having a reason to not go to the gym this morning! doing a park session with Britt and a few others this afternoon/evening instead. it’s raining at the moment, so it’s going to be a sticky humid […]

06 jan 2013 – it’s oh so quiet

06 jan 2013 – it’s oh so quiet

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htobTBlCvUU?rel=0] hit the gym at 5am today, was there for over 3 hours, got home about 5 hours ago and still devoid of energy…. row times were great, treadmill times much better than the last time I did this session (dec 23rd) – plank hold times were diabolical but basically at that stage i […]

today must be national severe reality check day

today must be national severe reality check day

something was bothering me about the run time posted yesterday, it just seemed to be a little too good. I’d be willing to accept that my natural, base jogging speed had improved, but by 50% or more? hmmm… so i used google maps and the measuring tape tool to double-check the route of my run. […]