Saturday, June 27, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Well day 10 was so bereft of activity it barely deserves a mention.... Swimming was on my schedule but I'm fearful of having an ear issue before Sunday that I skipped it... And we'll because I had to be in at work be for 0830 so it wasn't going to happen before work and after work the adult swim time is after 8pm... So both these things just meant I was a bit of a juneathon no show for day 10.. I can't even claim extra steps from the car because I was wearing heels I parked closer! Loosely I will claim some toe yoga, about 5 Sun salutations (abridged version) and some general buttock clenching at appropriate (rather then inappropriate) moments......
So moving on swiftly to today ... Day 11 and a whole different story.... Despite the fact I have a race on Sunday I was shocked to see a multiple 2hr long total brick session appear in my schedule... WTF!... Not able to do 2 hrs before work I settled for splitting the session 1hr before and another hour when I got home.... The session was a mix of 10min bikes followed by either 5 or 15min run all done and a variety of paces. Needless to say I'm now knackered!!
So Juneathon Day 11 was 6 10 bike sessions and 6 run sessions (50mins total)... With transitions it ended up 2hrs...
So with that good night and happy damn nearly friday!
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Back to being a day late again... Noted...
Yesterday was umm Tuesday so I got my juneathon exercise in nice and early and did a pre breakfast 33min easy jog.... Well 30mins easy actually with a very hard flat out 3mins in the middle!!
That was it all done before breakfast... If only I could get my posts done so swiftly!!
Monday, June 08, 2015
Following hot on the heels of the pathetic day 7 post I thought I may as well carry on the motion and get to day 8... And so just over a quarter of the way through!
Woke early after a very restless night full of bad dreams.... Was I think just after 5 when a cat decided I should be awake! This should have given me plenty of time to get up and fit in my morning workout but somehow I still managed to not be ready for action until 7... And then I had bike sensor issues so actually didn't get going for another 15mins or so! Lucky then that my workout for the day was an easy 33min turbo which was 15min warm up and 15min warm down with a 3min max effort in the middle..... All whilst watching an episode of casualty!
Prescription for tomorrow is something similar but on two feet rather then a bike!
Frankly yesterday was a Juneathon disaster .... Although I did have a lovely lazy morning and I did cook us a lovely late breakfast which was enjoyed in the sunshine!
Juneathon activities peaked at walking to the car and doing some yoga... Although it was only toe yoga so I'm not sure I can gain much credit from that!!?
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Woke up this morning and realised with mild panic that I had forgotten to do my post Friday night..... "wah! Failed juneathon on measly day 5 despite exercising"...
... Then I remembered we had 24 hours to blog so actually I'm safe for now anyway
To keep it short yesterday morning I had a run on the agenda .... Warm up followed by 10mins of 30s intervals easy/hard then 10mins of 1min intervals easy/hard and then a warm down.
It was really really hummid... So having started the week with succumbing to putting the heating on for a couple of hours (1st June and the summer was really here)... By Thursday night/ Friday morning the weather had transformed in to a hot humid sweat fest!! Still actually I quite enjoyed my run in the warm and the rain.... Warm up ibfelt knackered and legs tired still from the race last weekend however recovered enough and even the last two 1 min intervals seem to find a different gear!
Day 5 complete!
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Having done lmp (last minute posts) the last few days I'm getting this one in early (it's only 7:45pm) although that is guaranteeing a longer post!
Juneathon exercise effort was a bit slack today; think the last couple of days effort post race has tired me out and I just feel like sleeping!
So other then the normal work car parking further away I have done little else... Oh wait I did walk to the shop at lunchtime... But thinking I had done squat I have just been for a walk around the woods behind the house.. (a) to get me moving after a day mostly sat down (b) to let my mind relax and transition from work to home and (c) because actually it has been a beautiful day which I've witnessed from my office and I just wanted to wander around with the warmth of the day still hanging on... It was beautiful, peaceful and graceful. I love nature.
So Juneathon Day 4 was exercise wise a mile, maybe slightly more of strong walking. Here's some happy snaps I took on the way
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
It is 11pm now as I write this post and there's me thinking I was late last night....
Worked from home today so couldn't do the same sneaky tricks to make me slightly more active (but which don't count)... However during my day I did (this is the be active but don't count for Juneathon list...)
1. 5mins of yoga stretching.... Did this twice.... Literally this is just standing, bending stretching and nothing more but does move me again having me at my desk for longer periods
2. Walked to the cafe which is v close by to get a couple of take out sandwiches for lunch
3. Whilst waiting for the sandwichs to be made I did some toe yoga (i kid you not!)
So that is all well and good, well better then just sitting in a chair all day!
At the end of the day I carried out what I'd been dreading most of the day.... A bike turbo threshold set.... Consisting of 15+ mins of progressive warm up, 30mins time trial all out measured effort and then a spin cool down.... Would like to give some stats but speed sensor broke as I started so all I can say is my HR got pretty high and some how I didn't chuck up
On that note I bid you good night!
Juneathon Day 3 DONE!
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Tsk... Race done two days ago and still no report and you are not getting one now either because it's already past 10pm and I should be sleeping... So instead a micro juneathon blog...
Today I did this but this does not count:
1. Parked at a bay at the back of the car park again thus adding a few more steps into the office... But not many mind
2. Went to the upstairs office at least twice (4 sets of stairs) and did not use the elevator... Thus adding more steps to my day.
3. Partook in several phone conversations whilst standing
All the above made me at least a little more active.... Then I got home and went for a 55min mixed pace run, covering a measly 8.something k... You could say my legs were feeling the effects of Sunday still and you would be right... I did the hard intervals hard but suspect the reality is they were still slow!!
That's it for day 2... Eyelids are currently doing too much weight lifting and likely to hit max reps any moment... Zzzx