Friday, August 26, 2016

Fitness Update- July

It’s almost the end of August and I’m only just getting around to posting my swimming and running stats for July. It seems like so long ago; I had to think hard about what actually happened in during the month of July. For the second month in a row I reached over 60km for swimming and I achieved my maximum running distance in a month. I’m enjoying running a lot lately and it’s become more serious ever since I entered my first ever running event in July which was the Sydney Harbour 10k (post about it here). I cannot wait until we get some warmer weather in the next couple of weeks because it’s required dedication to keep going through the winter months especially during the early mornings.

Here are my swimming stats for July:

and for running:

In terms of my goal to achieve the Million Metre award with Masters Swimming Australia, I'm now 43% of the way there (as at today, not sure end of July). 

Here's what else happened for the month:
- for the Parkrun I finally reached a significant milestone of under 25 minutes for the first time. It took quite a few attempts to get within the 24 minute range, and I'm still not able to do it every week (but have a total of three times now). My best time is 24 minutes and 33 seconds for the 5km.
- attended four Parkruns for the month.
- attended all swim club nights and reached the 25 consecutive weeks award.
- continued working towards the million metres award with Masters Swimming Australia. I've completed almost 42% of the total distance required so far (not sure exactly as at the end of July)
-kept up with the routine of training 10 times a week (5 swimming, 1 racing swimming, 1 bootcamp, 3 runs)

-participated in first ever running event (Sydney Harbour 10k) and achived a new best 10km time of 54 minutes and 40 seconds
-continued working on the Endurance Program with Masters Swimming Australia which involves 62 long distance swims over the course of the year. By the end of July I'd completed 28/62.
-participated in a long distance swim meet with Masters Swimming NSW with both personal best times- 800m backstroke 13:02.79 and 400m breastroke 7:22.86


Beauty Unearthly said...

Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

Izzy said...

congrats on getting so fit! good work on achieving all those milestones! :)

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Denise Sabs said...

Dear Imogen, I admire you so much, I wish I were like you, disciplined for sport! You are running 5 km in 24 min and 33 s, this is amazing! I know it's all a matter of discipline and starting it, but ooooh, I really need motivation! You inspire me! Hope you have a very nice weekend!
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AVY said...

Very impressive. Some days I can't even get out of bed.

/ Avy

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You've been working really hard! Good for you!

Kezzie said...

I am SO impressed with your achievements Imogen! You really are doing well! It's nice to see you blogging as you aren't doing somuch nowadays!!x

Launna said...

Imogen, you are doing so wonderful... keep up the great work, it is very inspiring... and yes working out through the winter shows how dedicated you really are xox

Mica T said...

Wow, 4 parkruns on top of everything else is really impressive! Well done! :D

It's great to see you are having fun and hitting all your goals each month.

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Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Honey I am still trying for under 30 minutes for parkrun so you are my hero!

Maddie said...

Congrats on reaching your goals in July! I love how motivated you are as it surely inspires me to run after my goals fitness wise :)
Keep going strong! :)


Panty Buns said...

Kudos on all your effort and on getting into such good shape.
Your physical mental and fashion prowess are all impressive!


Lux G. said...

Wow! Way to go, girl!