Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March Training Update

i just figured out how to take a screen shot on my imac, so maybe this will mean a few more frequent updates.

March has been a huge training and race month so far. The first 2 weeks had close to 150 miles each, distances I was surprised to be hitting so early on in the year but i am feeling very comfortable and obviously fit now too!

My swimming has come along well, i feel that i can start to hold my own a little in the fast lane at the ymca and dont have to leave the pool utterly humiliated having been passed several times.

Have also done a lot of indoor miles on the bike, the weather is starting to turn now and i hope to do a long outdoor ride on Sunday - around 50 miles.

2 work trips in the middle of all of this.... 

One to Cologne in Germany

 which was perfect for the taper before running the NYC Half marathon this past Sunday.

And then on to Orlando earlier this week where I took it very easy and did just one run. Back in the saddle tonight at spinning and will be out early tomorrow am for a long run.

Some news on the NYC Half Marathon:
Really great race, well organised and a fantastic route around Central Park, through Time Square and then down the West Side Highway to Wall Street. 

On top of the great route and excellent organisation I ran a PB of 1:42:20 which I wasnt expecting and am super happy about. 

In the picture below of times square, the guy running in the white singlet in front of me turned out to be from Pretoria Boys High, we chatted and ran together for about 7 miles and pushed each other along. 

Well thats probably enough for one night, time to get some sleep and let the training regimen resume in the morning with a 1:20 run :)


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