751 Moves, San Jose, California, United States
"It doesn't get easier, you just go faster" -Greg Lemond From the great city of Perth, Western Australia, temporarily in Amsterdam...for the last 11 years. Since I joined Movescount and started using Suunto, I'm moved from Amsterdam to Swizterland and now living in California, but got used to being Amsterdam Aussie, so the name stays. :)
Last 30 days
Rock 'n' Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon
Running 2:10'20 Average heart rate 147 bpm, 21.10 km
My first half marathon. Was a lot of fun. I ran with A. so it was really her time - I could have gone faster, BUT, was really fun to do it together, especially through Edinburgh. Am going to sign up for another half in Switzerland next month, think I can get around 1:50. She doesn't want to do the distance again, but I will for sure! :)
8km Race of Amsterdam Marathon
Running 0:35'09 Average heart rate 163 bpm, 8.00 km
8kms of Amsterdam Marathon. 108th net time of men, out of 1500 men. 120 overall out of 3500 total participants. City Amsterdam Country NED Distance 8 Kilometer Category Man Overall place 120 / 3525 Category place 108 Speed 13,656 Km/Hour Net time 35:09
Dam to Dam 2011
Running 1:20'40 Average heart rate 162 bpm, 16.10 km
Dam tot Dam loop 2011. Pretty happy with my time. I only heard 1 time faster from the 80 people on my running club ...so far. And the beers at the end make it all worth it. Many months of training coming to an end...until next year! Really need to try and extend myself further from the finish. I have to much gas left at the end. Felt good, no aches or pains, and passing many at the end. :) Anyway, happy with my time for this year. Next year, will do better and train harder!
Bikram Yoga with Mary Jarvis
Yoga / pilates 2:29'10.5 Average heart rate 129 bpm
25th class was with Mary Jarvis! Key learnings from practice.. Half Moon Backbend - Pull with hands, lead with hands, don't think of it as a backbend, pull your hands. First single legged pose, dovetail my standing foot slightly. Standing Bow - swing my leg straight back and seperate my shoulders pushing forward and back.
First Bikram Yoga Class Ever
Yoga / pilates 1:30'00
First yoga class ever. Will try Bikram, since there's a studio around the corner. Was going to try my HRM, but all the guys are shirtless. Will try and wear it after a few more times, so I know what I'm doing a little more. Feel really good afterwards. Have been trying to get up the courage to go try yoga for a looong time. Finally tried Bikram yoga at a studio near my place, and it was actually really great. Very challenging! Am looking to try and work it in to my normal week, in addition to my normal workouts. Looking forward to the increased flexibility and other benefits. Have been trying to get up the courage to go try yoga for a looong time. Finally tried Bikram yoga at a studio near my place, and it was actually really great. Very challenging! Am looking to try and work it in to my normal week, in addition to my normal workouts. Looking forward to the increased flexibility and other benefits.
Running 0:29'34 Average heart rate 175 bpm, 6.00 km
2nd from running club for 6km Zuidas run. A nice way to go in to June holiday. Next running club meet is 16kms, so a different race altogether. Next roadrace in Evo2s. First race with TomTom running club, finishing second from the team. Reasonably happy with sub 30 mins for 6kms. Was 70 out of 401, so top 19%. Something to train to beat for next year. First race with TomTom running club, finishing second from the team. Reasonably happy with sub 30 mins for 6kms. Was 70 out of 401, so top 19%. Something to train to beat for next year.
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