29 oct 2013 – a thousand miles


wow this morning was tough. i woke up about 3am and my body hurt all over. battered, bruised, the blister under my left foot screaming “no, please don’t make me run 1km intervals today”.

so i got up anyway, put on the running gear and headed out to smash out 4 x 1km intervals at a 5:00 per km pace.

except that didn’t happen. they hurt, i hit target pace for the first 1km interval, by the time i did the 4th (and final) one, i was just happy to complete it!

but i got it done, and the pace wasn’t too bad mostly. the worst issue really was the lack of energy. in that respect it very much feels like i am in post-marathon recovery. when you think about it, i did actually run almost a half marathon distance plus all the obstacles and terrain… so it’s little wonder i am suffering post-marathon-esque energy issues.

all of which makes me realise that over the next 18 months, this body is going to need to get used to running a marathon or more daily! fueling strategy for that is going to be epic!

03:00 – pre-exercise energy drink. 1km intervals (see below)
04:00 – protein recovery shake, 1 x Berocca, 3 x fish oil capsules, 1 x glucosamine tablet, 1 x men’s one-a-day multi-vitamin
04:15 – bacon, 2 eggs, 2 slices toast, tomato. orange juice
05:25 – bus into perth. nap
06:15 – black coffee.
07:00 – fruit cup
09:00 – spinach & fetta muffin
11:00 – morning tea – muesli slice, carrot & celery
12:15 – turkey & cranberry salad
12:45 – sweet pineapple bites
14:15 – bus, nap
15:30 – abs day 29 (see below)
16:30 – toast & vegemite
18:30 – chicken caesar salad
20:30 – glass milk, 3 fish oil capsules, 1 night-time multi. bed

1km intervals

the aim was to run 4 x 1km intervals at a 5:00 per km pace.

eality was I maybe hit that on the first interval, reasonably close on the second, probably not on the third, and just happy to make it all the way on the fourth.

The reason? A battered, bruised and tired body still recovering from Tough Mudder 

Good news is I got the session done and it felt good to have done so!



abs challenge day 29

120 situps
190 crunches
62 leg raises
115s plank hold


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