A 70 minute run this morning, the weather was ideal for it.
The first part of the run was downhill all the way, I then ran along the disused rail track. I ran this route before and did not realise that it was up hill for the outward part of the run.
I good running along the track as there is no traffic but getting round the wet patches means getting very close to the nettles at the edge, I am sure as the summers goes on it will be difficult to miss them.
On the way back I chose to take on the steep hill, by the time I got to the top I was practically at a standstill, if I went any slower I would have been running backwards, my breathing was very close to a ten if anyone had tried to talk to me I would only have been able to grunt.
As you can see from my split times the hill really took its toll, never the less I am pleased with the run.
My legs felt a bit heavy during the run this seems to be normal after a rest day, I will see if my legs feel any better tomorrow.
Total time 69.53 distance 6.2 miles
A short 20 minute run done at a steady pace, I carried on after the 20 to get 2 miles in.
My legs felt better today no problems, it was a nice sunny day with a gentle breeze that made it good for running in.
Had a gentler hill to run up today it was close to the start of the run and my legs were still fresh, I finished my run in the recreation ground to keep out of the traffic.
Total time 22.01 distance 2 miles
Today was supposed to be Strength and Conditioning. When looking at the programme I had 3 days of hard running one after the other so I swapped them around.
So today’s run should have been 30 minutes running at race fast pace for 12.5 minutes then 2.5 minutes at reduced speed and repeating this.
I may have set off too fast on the first 12.5, I could not keep it up the pace for the second 12.5 and had to walk for awhile.
This I am not happy about, I might have been better walking for the 2.5 stint instead of jogging who knows.
Total time 31.56 distance 2.9 miles
I have looked at my split times for the last Parkrun and I had actually ran faster than today so why did I struggle, I had a better night’s sleep but I did not have as much to eat could this be what I missed today.
Strength and Conditioning a new set of exercises this week, I knew most of them but under different names.
You look at them and think these are not hard but they did get my heart rate up and a good sweat going.
Tempo run for thirty minutes split into 15 minutes at a fast past followed by 5 minutes at a reduced pace.
Today’s run went better than Wednesday’s I have been thinking of reason why, I had a better night’s sleep so it could be that, I had the same to eat before the run so it couldn’t be that, it could be that I had a break in between runs.
Monday I had a long run on Tuesday I had a shorter run and both were done at moderate pace but I still had 3 day’s running one after the other.
Things did go better today but by the end of the second 15 minute stint I was running slower and slower and was glad when it came to the last 5 minute recovery.
Total time 41.38 distance 3.8 miles
I wrote the above before I looked at the split times and I am very surprised by what I have managed to do.
I am up early to have a bit of breakfast before going on the Parkrun, I have had toast and honey plus a banana.
They say you should run your own race, today I tried to keep up with someone I know and paid the penalty as you can see from the split times.
Parkrun 3.1 miles unofficial time 33.57
As you can see a nice time on the first mile, maybe I am not read for this yet.
Parkrun result 221 out of 241 official time 34.53