Today’s run was 55 minutes, the run was spilt into 8 minutes running and 2 minutes walking. I did think about going to the gym this morning as it was raining but thought if it is raining on race day will I run or not.
As it happened the rain was only light and not too bad for running in, the route I took incorporated a very steep hill I had not attempted this hill before, I thought by the time I got to the hill I would be on a walking part, not so I was nearly at the top of the hill when a walking stint started.
I was glad I had to walk for a while the hill had taken a lot out of me, I felt quite strong on the 4th mile and I managed to pick up the pace a bit, it surprised how strong I felt.
The total distance 4.7 miles.
My split times
Today’s run was 20 minutes at a steady pace, I did not feel good on today’s run my feet felt as if I had been stood for a long time and at one point I thought I was going to get a stitch.
I did not stop at the 20 minute mark I wanted to complete the second mile. I was lucky today again it started to rain when I was near the end of my run so only got a little bit wet.
Total time 22.42 minutes distance 2 miles
My split times
Today was 20 minutes strength and conditioning exercises, I am getting used to doing these exercises and it did only take 20 minutes unlike previous sessions.
Steady run today, this has been the warmest day since I started running. The run was for 25 minutes with 4×20 second increase in pace at random intervals during the run.
I miss judged the run I normally try to finish at or near home, but it was nice walking home in the sun shine so I did not mind much.
My legs did feel a bit heavy during the run, even so I felt like I could have ran for longer.
Total time 26.30 distance 2.3 miles
Tempo run 10 minutes at moderate pace with a 3 minute recovery, it was a bit damp this morning but not raining too heavy.
I felt good all the way round, I was a bit late in setting off this morning and found myself dodging cars reversing out of driveways.
I really need to start wearing my earphones when running, I missed my first timing to slow down as a result I ran at a slower pace for the second session than I should.
On checking my phone I found that I was 5 minutes into the second 10 minutes, so I picked up the pace and ran through the 3 minute cool down section.
On the cool down I took a little longer than normal to get my breath back, I suppose that’s only to be expected when you are running faster than normal for a long period.
Total time 27.48 distance 2.5
Parkrun – I did not think I was going to do so well today because of a poor night’s sleep, but I decided to go for it and increase my pace and see what happened.
As you can see from the split times this is the fasted I have ran on any training day, I surprised myself on the last lap I was able to increase my pace at the top of the hill and when I heard someone catching up with me I was able to increase my pace again.
My split times
Parkrun result 157th out of 219 runners, a new PB of 32.40