Monday, July 31, 2017

The Ol' Recycling Run...

Yes, with a sizeable collection of recycling ready it was the day to be sending it on its merry way over at Broadwell and it's a little known fact - I think it might even be an ancient Forest Bylaw - that you're supposed to stop off and run the Cannop Ponds/Nagheads Planation loop before heading home. Not wanting to break any ancient Forest Bylaws, I capitulated.

It's quite a nice loop as loops go and I managed to round the course two minutes quicker than last time out. That isn't to say it was quick but it was enjoyable enough and I don't think I struggled quite as badly this time although I was puffing on the inclines. Come to think of it, I was puffing on the flat and downhills as well.

Anyway, I can't talk now, I've got some charts to examine and some data to analyse...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Almost Felt A Twinge Of Enthusiasm...

...only almost though. I was perusing my run data on smashrun.com after another trundle - as you do. As a mathematician I somewhat like a nice data table with a few graphs thrown in for good measure of course. The charts on smashrun provide so much meaningless crap that I almost want to go for another run just to get my fix of charty goodness. The thing which draws me in the most are the ranking charts. They might just afford me a focus... 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mojo Down. Mojo Down...

Title says it all. I managed an hours interval bike session. Refuelled later with the perfect carb-protein mix, the king of meals... the fish finger sandwich.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Quiche Day

Feeling lackadaisical I managed a bike session of just over an hour with a period of intervals in the middle. Finished off with quiche, olives and salad - manly food, I think you'll agree...

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Slight Interval...

With a bike interval session this evening. One word. Dripping. Three words. Too much information. And now we head into the weekend and, fingers crossed, some more training...

Monday, July 10, 2017

Two Days In A Row

Another run and bike session done. My mojo isn't back quite yet but I do want to get some fitness back so it's time to dig in for the battle...

Thursday, July 06, 2017

A Bit More Exercise...

I'm building towards a run, honest. It's so humid at the moment though. Can't face it. Still, the bike gets the heart pumping and the sweat sweating...

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Few Things Can Beat...

A cheesey baked bean omelette - especially when it follows some exercise. Yes, actual exercise on an weekday! What was I thinking? Okay I failed with the run. I was feeling just too hot but half an hour on the bike is better than nothing at all.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

A Bit Of A Jungle Out There...

Wasn't sure I was going to make it across the field today. You need strong legs to force your way through dense foliage like that. The grass - I mean dense foliage - is practically waste high at the moment. It's really shot up during the last couple of weeks - and I've not got strong legs.

I did eventually make it across and headed off into Flaxley Wood for a short loop before braving it back through the jungle field. Finished off with half hour on the bike.

I'm glad I managed a run today as I felt decidedly dodgy on Friday. Had headachy eyes and felt cold all day but was much improved yesterday. Feeling back to 'normal' today so all's well. Hopefully I can summon some mojo for another run sometime soon...