Sunday, 28 March 2010

Swoosh, swoosh, swoosh (and a sad goodbye)

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 :)



  1. What wonderful news, Stace! It reminds me of my old running days! Oh, how I long for the half Marathons I used to run, but old age takes its toll on the knees an back, so my aerobics are confined to a stationary Trek Mountain bike, mounted in a magnetic resistance stand. But there is nothing like regular running to melt the inches off the waistline! Oh, how I envy you, sweetie!

    Melissa XX

  2. Half marathons? I'm impressed. The guys in the office keep trying to get me to try for the 10km instead of the 5km - but it's not going to happen.

    I also have issues with my knees - and had to drop out of the 5km last year as I over trained and ended up not being able to walk. I now train more gently, with support bandages on both knees and stop when one or both of them 'enough!' Seems to be a family thing - I have aunt's on both sides of the family with bad knees so I think I have to be careful with mine...

    I'll make you a deal with the envy... You can envy me starting to lose the inches from my waist, and I'll envy you for how good you look in your photo - way better than I can manage :)


  3. Thank you for your truly kind words, Stace. Every kind morsel given by friends is kept and secured deep within my heart. I'll be dropping in as much as I can on your blog and posting when I can. Keep being you, and you'll be alright in the end.
    Hugs, babe.

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  5. Congratulations on the running, Stace. Like me, you are losing weight as a result. All kinds of good things happen when you exercise!

    Calie xxx

  6. Thanks Calie - I have to say seeing some result certainly adds motivation for the following time.