|Nike at the Louvre - awesome even missing major parts|
During my run today I passed a girl wearing the same white Nike cap as me, then I realised that everything I was wearing except my shoes was branded with the famous winged Nike logo - Nike cap, Nike top, Nike shorts, Nike SportWatch, even my mini drink bottle was Nike!
The SportWatch and water bottle are a more recent acquisitions that you can read about here and here, and the coral tank top is very new. I think it is a nice mix of sporty and feminine with some ruching across the lower back and at the back strap - so cute I bought a black one too!
|OK, this is a really bad photo...|
Enough Nike, I do wear other brands too!
I never like to complain about nice weather, but it has been hot, sunny and humid most of the week and I'm really suffering on my runs! I need to seek out some routes with more shade and sea breezes - or run early before it heats up!
Following the program in my book I am onto the beginners's first 10km schedule, and the training switches from time based to distance based. There is a steady run during the week and some extra intervals, but the long runs aren't very long and only build up to 13km over 8 weeks - I can handle that!
Anyway, here's what I've been up to the last couple of weeks:
10-16 December 2012
Mon - Gym - cycling 30 mins + strength workout
Tue - Jog 2.5k, 4 x 400 fast (5:40)with 2 min jog recoveries, 2.5k jog
Wed - 5k slow
Thu - Gym - cycling 20 mins, strength workout, run home 3.5k steady (supposed to be 7k but I was too tired and I feel like I really need a holiday!)
Fri - Rest
Sat - 10 mins slow, 10 mins brisk (6:30), 10 mins slow
Sun - 7k slow around Westmere loop
I was supposed to go to the gym a couple of times this weekend as my month's free membership expires Monday, but didn't...
17-23 December 2012
Mon - Rest
Tue - Jog 2.5k, 4 x 600 fast (5:40) with 2.5min jog recoveries, 2.5k jog
Wed - 5k slow
Thu - Rest - run postponed due to Christmas party at work and consequent overindulgences!
Fri - Thursday's run - 7k steady (~6:45) Westmere loop
Sat - 10 mins slow, 25 mins fartlek along Cox's Bay route
Sun - 8.5k slow around Viaduct Harbour and back up Franklin Road
Next week I have a time trial - this will be interesting as it will give me an updated guide to what my training paces are really supposed to be. I hope I'm not slower than last time!
Have a great Christmas and holiday season my running friends!