maandag 31 december 2012

Month total 1255

Which means I'm 172 minutes, almost 3 hours, ahead of my year total of 20 hours a month for this year.  Next year's target is going to be a distance one instead of a time one as I now have my Garmin to accurately track where I've run.  2013 km in 2013.  (Which at my speed is about the same as this year really. 166k a month, so definitely doable.  If I was really going for an increase I'd go for 2013 miles...)

Another 'Too Long' Run

135 min
Start 11.30

Took a few wrong turnings and ended up being able to see where I wanted to be but unable to get across the motorway so taking a long detour in the wrong direction.  Also got 'attacked' (well, smacked on the backside) by 3 laughing boys on mopeds who passed me at one point.  I immediately went into screaming swearing Scottish MadWummin mode, which no doubt only amused them all the more but I was Really Annoyed and spent most of the rest of the run imagining how I would have caught up with them if there'd been a car to give me a lift (there wasn't, the little used road was deserted...) and phoned the police and had them at least given a warning.  Someone else might have been really scared by such an incident and perhaps put off running for good.  Stupid wee gits. (This is one of the more repeatable things I yelled at them as they headed off into the distance...)  

zaterdag 29 december 2012

Week total 282

Puppies, Peacocks and Parakeets

152 min
Start 11.00

Urban Tunnel

Slot Zuylen

This was the skyline outside
my window when I finally got home
from running followed by a dash
to the shops.

This is the route I ran today.  Started off not really feeling like going out but I wanted to get 10k in towards my rapidly approaching year total.  Began my run after a visit to a newly acquired dachshund puppy. Then on to the Julianapark where there's a tiny hill I ran up and down and around a few times before going round the corner to have some tea at Rianne's.  Set out again towards Oud Zuilen, and after various detours (including one loop where I took totally the wrong direction and ended up back where I'd left the main road several kilometers earlier...) ended up doing >22 km.  The weather was perfect so I'm glad I kept going, though towards the end I was definitely flagging a bit and was glad I found 2 Dextrose tablets in my pouch. 

donderdag 27 december 2012

Morning After

70 min
Start 8.00
After all the Christmas food good to get back out and moving again.  Weather is extremely mild so carried my gloves almost all the way and felt a bit too warm for absolute comfort in my longsleeved thermal vest with t-shirt and reflective bib and neck buff.  Used my new earphones for the first time and they're a great improvement. 

zondag 23 december 2012

Christmas Tree Visit

60 min
Start 14.00

Ran across town to Rianne's house to admire her Christmas tree and the doll Sinterklaas brought her to sit on the bench next to young Darwin. 

zaterdag 22 december 2012

Week total 221

Marnemoende - Utrecht

98 min
Start 13.00

Drizzly rain all the way from the harbour through IJsselstein and Nieuwegein to Utrecht but not too cold - I could take my gloves off after about 5k.  Reasonably easy run - possibly a shorter way next time I do this route if I go up and under the A2 instead of down and under the A28. 

woensdag 19 december 2012

50 shades of...

62 min
Start 8.00


Grey but dry.  Running was much easier than the other day - remembering to take a couple of snorts of Ventolin before going out no doubt helped a lot.  I do seem to need it in the colder mornings. 

maandag 17 december 2012

Hornbach start

61 min
Start 8.00

Ran back from an early Hornbach errand this morning.  Had planned a different route but had to stop so often because of hard going with breathing that I decided to head for a more direct route home.  By the time I got to the Maliebaan I was feeling slightly better and decided to do a Bloeyendaal/Berekuil circuit to make up the 10k after all. 

zaterdag 15 december 2012

Week total 272

Since I've started getting 10k done even if I sometimes feel like stopping earlier the distances add up quickly even if I have to miss a few days here and there.

donderdag 13 december 2012

Going Postal

71 min
Start 16.00

Ran round to the (non)postoffice with a couple of parcels which may even arrive in time for Christmas.  Then looped about town, including the Grift Park. 

woensdag 12 december 2012

Stained Glass Run

70 min
Start 16.30

Ran out to the edge of town for a glimpse of the last light then back looping around the various streets nearest to home.  

dinsdag 11 december 2012

Rush hour run

65 min
Start 17.00
From the Makro back to the house alongside much rush hour traffic.  Passed this interesting shop in the street opposite the Louis Hartloper, must go in and have a look sometime. 

zondag 9 december 2012

New Circuit

66 min
Start 16.00

Saw this poster for free
books, must look it up...

...via this site
First bit of the route was a new one for me - under the motorway and then straight on to De Bilt instead of going left and towards Groenekan like I usually do to get away from the road.  Back via the Berekuil and then a street detour to make up the 10k.