Flying at Sunset

04/06/2015

Juneathon 2015 – Day 4

  • Cycle commute to the station & home again – 8 miles
  • Hill Reps – 4ish miles

Running at Sunset

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A Nuclear Error but I Have No Fear

03/06/2015

Juneathon 2015 – Day 3

  • Cycle-commute – 4 miles
  • Lunchtime run by the river – 4 miles
  • Cycle-commute home again – 4 miles
  • Turbo – 14ish miles
  • Core circuits – 10 minutes

Hmm, that bridge looks familiar …

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Dances with Dolphins

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High-Tech Training Facility (Jammed in between the old tins of paint & the tumble dryer)

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A Rather Blustery Day

02/06/2015

Juneathon 2015 – Day 2

  • Weights – 10 minutes
  • No cycle-commute – judged too windy to safely mix with rush hour traffic
  • Evening run – steady warmup to Friendship Bridge then a set of 10 minute on minute off intervals

The downstream view from Friendship Bridge

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Pace chart for 10 intervals

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Sunset as I finished the run

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Allegedly the First Day of Summer

01/06/2015

Juneathon 2015 – Day 1

  • Core circuits – 10 minutes
  • Cycle commute to station – 4 miles
  • Lunchthime canal run – 4 miles

The canal looks like this … (mostly wet, quite smelly)

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Canal

  • Cycle commute home again – still 4 miles
  • Evening run round Barden Lake – 3ish miles, easy with a short pickup at the end

The lake looks like this … (also considered to be wet, except in extreme droughts)

Barden Lake

Barden Lake


Bad Blogger

07/01/2015

janathon = jog, log & blog daily for a month. Sounds simple. It isn’t. Still in the first week and I’ve missed one day of blogging. I’m also way behind on reading all the other janathoners’ blogs.

Here then a quick summary of days 6 & 7:

Tues 6th:

  • Upper body strength conditioning session before work
  • 20 lengths of the pool = 500M after work

Weds 7th

  • Lunchtime run 4+ miles

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Back to the grindstone

05/01/2015

Day 5 of Janathon was the “back to work” day for me and for many others. It could have been an excuse for slacking, but in truth it was the thought of getting out for some exercise that kept me sane.

Today’s activity:

  • Lunchtime run – an out’n’back up to & along the Regents canal – 4.3 miles at a comfortable pace
  • Evening run with the Hadlow Running Group – 3 miles in 29 minutes – I was pacing one of our group as she aims to get back to a sub-30 parkrun level.
  • Late swim – 20 Lengths = 500 Metres. I was trying to get the 1st 16 done at 1 min intervals, but I needed to throw a couple of extra minutes rest in. This would give me 400M (the sprint Tri distance) in 17.5 minutes. If I could halve that time, it would be respectable. Lots of room for improvement.

Jantastic started today. I’ve logged the lunchtime run & the swim, but I decided the evening run didn’t really count. My weekly target is 8 sessions. The Jantastic site has managed to calculate 2 out of 8, as 42% progress. Hopefully just teething problems.


Heroes Breakfast

04/01/2015

Day 4 Janathon Activity:

  • Run 8 miles steady – flat roads
  • Swim 20 Lengths – 12 Lengths at 1 min intervals, 8 Lengths with pull bouy
  • Cycle 22 miles – flat roads

Hot & Cold was the theme of the day. The run & the ride were both on the chilly side; including patches of near-freezing fog to liven things up. By contrast, the water in Tonbridge pool was way too hot, more suitable for boiling lobsters than lap swimming. Still at least there was enough space to swim lengths without having to slalom around people. All activities were completed uneventfully.

The big news of the day, for me, came between the run & the swim. We took a trip out to Kelly Holmes’ new cafe 1809 in Hildenborough for brunch. It’s not every day you get greeted by a double Olympic gold medal winning hero over breakfast! The cafe was a real pleasure. While we were there, a mix of cyclists, families & couples generated a really happy atmosphere & the serving staff were attentive & seemed to be enjoying their work. If you’re in the vicinity, I would recommend a visit.

Back to work tomorrow. The commute should be “interesting” with the disruption at London Bridge affecting all the Cannon Street trains. However, on the positive side, Jantastic starts tomorrow & I’m signed up for the Tonbridge parkrun team.