Firstly, when reading the blogs that I follow yesterday I (like most of the blogsphere that I know) got a huge shock when I saw what is to be the last post from Lori.
As I posted on your blog Lori, I wish you and your family all the best for the future. You are going to be sorely missed by the many people on whom your blog has had a large, positive impact. Tot ziens.
Training... I am now 4 weeks from the Hilversum City Run, where I am doing the 5KM and my training is starting to get more intensive.
I've switched my routine around so that I am gentle at the weekends for fat burning, and take my Thursday group run at a much higher pace (Intensity 2 at weekends, 3 on Thursdays) as I have found a running partner there that wants to keep up with me. The upshot of that is that I can now run comfortably with a heart rate of 160 - 170 for 30 minutes - which is what I need for the 5KM's, and yesterday managed to skate 19KM's in 60 mins, and had plenty left over, with a rate of 140-150.
I'm really starting to enjoy the exercising now - almost to the extent that I am not having to really push myself to hard to actually leave the house, and the hour on skates went really quickly yesterday - even when I stopped the timer on my heart rate meter accidently with my wrist guard and didn't realise for a KM or so. Oops :-)
And it's working! I've lost 2 or 3 inches from my waist over the last 4 months, and lost 1.5KG in the last 60 days. With no dieting, and still enjoying the odd cider and glass of wine.
I just hope the weather holds until the end of the Australian GP so I can run in the dry :)