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Friday, 25 March 2011

Pushing out the Push-ups

How's everyone's week going? I bet you're all glad it's the weekend tomorrow. I'm working Saturday but I can't wait for my day off on Sunday! So ready for it!

Thanks everyone for the input on my half marathon query. I got the advice I was hoping to hear, I'm going for both of them.. Just need to convince my dad he wants to be my taxi/cheerleader for the first one as it's a little far away!

We went to do intervals after I finished work on Weds and I wore a tank top and shorts, yes shorts! We've been having a mini heatwave. Unfortunately I think the lovely weather is about over :-(

I realised while I was at work that I'd forgotten to check my plan to see what I was meant to be running... duhhhh As Mike was out at uni and meeting me at the track I couldn't get him to check either so I had a bit of guess work and decided to go for 10 x 400m 60-90s rest, all the first 5 were 60 and almost all the rest were under 70. My pace according to my new times was 1.42 and I accidentally smashed that. It was tough though and I'm still feeling the effects of such a kick ass workout today!

1 - 1.24
2 - 1.35
3 - 1.35
4 - 1.36
5 - 1.42
6 - 1.42
7 - 1.36
8 - 1.39
9 - 1.41
10 - 1.35

Who am I? I had no idea I had those times in me. Especially as it was so hot, I hadn't had a sip of water all day, not at home or at work and it had been rather a long time since my last meal. Just proves how much a good mental attitude can help you push through.. Sometimes that just doesn't work though, not sure why! I did feel the effects of poor fuelling though, round about halfway I was balking as I was running. That coffee I had at the end of my shift was not happy in my tummy... Should have known though, why I thought drinking coffee at 2.15pm then running intervals just before 3 was a good idea I'm not sure... Why didn't I go to the water cooler?? Really no excuses haha

Good news, no shin pain during the run, my left knee felt tight on the walk home but I often have tightness in my knees so I don't think it's much to worry about, just need to be careful!

And loooooooook I finally started my push-ups! I did these on Wednesday too, now I just need to keep up with them!


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The push-ups hurt so much today! My body feels really achey lately! Still, glad I bashed them out, I feel better for doing them.


  1. Oh yes, mental attitude can take you a long way!

  2. Thats fantastic work with the push-ups, have you got a goal or target set? Since joining hubby at weights I've neglected body weight exercises like push-ups, I need to bring these back into my workouts

  3. Well done on your workout! Hope you enjoy your sunday off :-)

  4. i knew you had those times in you :)

  5. I had a similar thing a week or so back where I did all my intervals faster as I got the metric/imperial pace conversions wrong; and arguably my best race was where the Garmin packed up so I didn't run to a pace I ran to how I felt. You can always do more than you thought!

  6. Great workout! And nice work on the pushups too :)

  7. Great repeats Laura, and great pushups -- that's a really great effort for someone who hasn't done them in a while! In fact, who are you... ? ;-)