Last week's training involved a 6km treadmill run on Tuesday, 11km hill run on Wednesday - three climbs of Mt Eden:
It was a beautiful day with signs of Spring about - I spotted a New Zealand kingfisher and a goldfinch at Mt Eden, but they were too quick for me to snap pictures.
On Wednesday I got up at stupid o'clock for an 18km hill run with Martin:
Seriously, who gets up at this time? Is that even a real time?
Bare winter trees looking fabulous in the street lights
On the home stretch, with a beautiful sunrise in the distance
Friday was a rest day, Saturday was another 6km treadmill run while we watched War of the Buttons (cool movie), and Sunday Martin and I headed out to Okura for an out-and-back. I'd heard about the Okura-to-Stillwater trail but had never been out that far. Given the weather (wet), it ended up being quite a good choice. There was minimal mud (at least in comparison to recent trail runs, yay Winter) and a bit of coastal running, with some decent hills and beautiful surroundings. All up it was about 13km.
Hard-packed gravel trail
Love the rock formations!
Drizzly day, but still beautiful
Mini stream :)
It was a good little run, and one I am sure to do again. That brought my mileage for the week up to 54.8km. I'm not sure how this week will go due to the rather pressing assignment work, but I have runs planned that will equate to about 77km. Doubt that will happen, but you never know ;)
Even with all this running, I'm still inhaling enough food to put on weight, so once again, it's time to reign in the junk-food binge-eating (chocolate, I'm looking at you!) and late-night snacking. Time to get serious about nutrition so I can properly fuel this body of mine for the hard work ahead. Right now though, it's time for a coffee and some study! Have a great week everyone :)