zondag 31 januari 2016

Behind Winterdijk + BF8

Start 8.27

X-Core class at 10.

7k before this and 2 faster k on the treadmill after it.  

zaterdag 30 januari 2016

Reeuwijkse Randweg


First race of the year.  According to my Garmin my time was 30.26, still have to check the site for the official times.  An out and back along the new bit of ringroad which was officially opened to traffic for the first time after the race.
My 5k yesterday was miraculously dry for the duration and for the cycle there and back. I've just checked the results and I was the 100th woman out of 145 with my 30:24. It would have been nice to get under the 30 min but I had a wee bit of a slump at the half way turnaround point. Did finish strong, managing to overtake 5 folk on the home strait, which I was really pleased with. Have just checked my splits and I did indeed speed up significantly towards the end. Slowest k was between 2.5 and 3.5 and then every 500m after that I accelerated. No negative splits though. Ah well. Still gives a good feeling to finish fast. (For me then.) The winner of the women, who beat the 3rd man, as I'd hoped she would when I saw them racing neck-on-neck when they passed us on their way back to the start, finished in 17.17. That's a good thing about out and back races, you get to see the fast runners doing their stuff. 

vrijdag 29 januari 2016


Start 16.26

donderdag 28 januari 2016

Canal Town Circuit + BF7

Start 8.00

Abs workout class after a short dawn run and then another  hillier and faster 5k on the treadmill.  

dinsdag 26 januari 2016

Basic Fit 6

Start 17.00
'Burn' virtual class at 17.00 followed by 6+k at a faster pace than usual on the treadmill. (Just over 9kph most of the time with a Whole Lotta Rosie length bit at 10.6kph.  On a very slight slope.)  Brn class was with shaker things from the entrance desk.  

maandag 25 januari 2016

Back from garage in Moordrecht

Start 12.36

zaterdag 23 januari 2016

Reccie mission

Start 16.37
Ran out to the start of next week's 5k race and back via a different route to see what the shortest way there is.  

vrijdag 22 januari 2016

Frosty sunrise +BF5

4k (+2.9k Basic Fit)
Start 8.15

First short run in the cold then on to Dance class at 9.  Fairly rubbish music and dance - feet barely came off the floor.  Ah well, just working my way through all the free virtual classes at the moment. Did a couple of faster k on the treadmill to make up my quota.
Goal for this year is to go to the gym 100 times so am keeping count in here and on the Garmin site.  

woensdag 20 januari 2016

Basic Fit 4

Start 20u
Body Combat class + 6.6k treadmill

dinsdag 19 januari 2016

Sunset then Basic Fit 3

Start 17,08
Yoga class

maandag 18 januari 2016

Born Slippy

Start 16.57

zondag 17 januari 2016

Mud under frost

Start 16.08

zaterdag 16 januari 2016

Utrecht circuit

Starty 13.38

donderdag 14 januari 2016

Basic Fit 2

Start 17.00
Hour on treadmill (+ back and forth from ark)

woensdag 13 januari 2016

Pink sky with clouds

Start 16.14

dinsdag 12 januari 2016

Basic Fit 1

Start 11.00
First vist to gym.  Try out on treadmill.

maandag 11 januari 2016

Just before rain

Start 16.51

zondag 10 januari 2016

Haastrecht with sunrise

Start 7.54

Good sunrise, lots of New Year resolutionary runners out and about.  Did a 13k circuit, taking in a new building project I'd spotted a few weeks ago and wanted to see if there was any progress on.  Hit my Garmin to mark a new lap every 3k and tried to increase speed every time I did so.  And actually did manage this every time, textbook 'step-up run', with each stage at least 15 seconds per k faster than the last one.  (Starting really slow helps ;-) Sometimes I manage this for one or 2 stages and then slow down to almost warm-up pace at the end.

vrijdag 8 januari 2016

Partway Pacer

Start 16.44

donderdag 7 januari 2016

Visible sunrise

Start 8.20

dinsdag 5 januari 2016

Even more grey Gouda

Start 16.32

maandag 4 januari 2016

More Grey Gouda

Start 16.14

zondag 3 januari 2016

Dull Dawn

Start 7.30