Archive for the ‘fitness’ Category

Mixed feelings, but overall, things are good

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

There's been a few developments. First, the simple one, swimming. First session with the swim squad tonight. I meet the minimum requirements now. I'm not too slow to be in the slower group. Also, I'm not the slowest which is very nice to discover.  The 1-on-1 sessions with the coach ...

Run training

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Another track session this evening; 2km warm up. active stretching. then five 800m runs, with 1min rest in-between. The  goal being to keep a consistent lap time of 2:05 - 2:15.  It's harder than it sounds.  First 400, i was close, then the 2nd 400 was too slow. The next ...

Trying to do too much

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

I may start blogging more often now. I don't like blogs where people blather on about stuff that isn't interesting to the general public. So I didn't post often. I'd think, "will anybody really care about this?" and then usually not write an entry (except for at the start when ...

Two transitions, career and sport/fitness

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Almost two months ago, I started a new job. I left Verizon Business at the end of last year. It was a good two years there, i learned a lot. Verizon do a lot of things right, but they have their faults too, mostly due to their massive size. ...

Cycling update

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

It's been a crazy few months, well, more like several, or more maybe. One job ending, the next starting (detail saved for another post at another time) plus the Christmas and New Year silly season. Chaos! I'm back into training, slowly ramping it up. Trying to do triathlons, even short sprint ...

Sprint Triathlon series

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Did my first sprint triathlon not long ago. It was hard, but not the way I expected. The early morning was very hard; out of bed at 3:30am! At the event by 5am! But I was glad later, by the time i finished just after 9am, it was getting close ...

Fitness progress – winter and an injury

Monday, July 20th, 2009

It's been a while since I last posted. I'm struggling through winter, which I hate. The days are short and cold. This makes it much harder to get the motivation to get out and do exercise. I always feel good once I've warmed up, but the first little while is ...

SMH Half Marathon

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

First Half Marathon done. First time I've ever run 21km. First time I've ever run more than 10km actually! My aerobic fitness is better than my legs now. That's what limited me. paaaain! damn legs! 2:21:42 and 21.55km according to my watch. the distance accuracy isn't all that great i reckon, ...

GPS/HRM run training watch

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Now that I'm starting to run more and need to keep track of my progress, I could no longer resist the urge to buy another gadget. I ordered the brand new Garmin Forerunner 405CX. I'm just starting to figure out the huge range of features that it has.  One that's easy ...

SuperSprint Corporate Triathlon 2009

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

I did my first ever triathlon this morning. It was a baby one, an enticer some people call it; 400m swim, 8km ride and a 4km run.  The swim was in the harbour between Mrs Macquarie's chair and the Opera house. The ride and run were around Mrs Macquarie's chair, ...