Monday, 25 June 2007

Matters of the heart

Last week I was quite worried about my heart rate, I thought that I was getting sick or something because my heart rate was too high. I have only managed to get it to 207 thBut I think I am over it now maybe it is this strange does not kill you but does not go away virus that is affecting people in Cape Town. I am happier now that I have an expert opinion that maxing out my heart is okay at my advancing age :) July promises to be a better month for my running. I really have taken a rest this month, should get my orthotics fixed up. Some how I think my plan of adding cardboard cutout inserts under my shoe inserts is not going to get rid my shin splint issues that are rearing their head again :(

Favorite running partner

I never realised how much I missed running with my Colleen until we went away last weekend. We went to Houw Hoek Inn (we go once a year). I was feeling a bit stressed because being in the land of no hills really killed my hill climbing. Houw Hoek has a pretty good mountain to run up so that is what we did. Also took the camera along, I need something that I can attach my camera to. As usual I had already mapped the course using Google Earth.

It energized me to be running with her. She amazes me how she glides up hills (being roughly half my weight helps) and lifts my spirit when we are together. Also managed to see places off the N2 that we have driven passed and never knew about. It had been ages since we last run together even before I went away. Also ran on a railway track quite a workout, because the sleepers where forcing me to take smaller strides. In the end we did not run far, but so far it will be one of the more special kilometers of the 1609 I want to do this year.