It's hot out there. I set off at 1pm aiming for 10 miles with 10x800m at 10k pace. I managed the first 2 on target before a gradual slowing and by the last 2 efforts my legs were shot. Which tells me a few things; My 10k time is way off the time predicted by my 5k pb; I need to do more longer tempo efforts; I need to do longer runs and I shouldn't run in the scorching midday heat!
Some great training going on here. Only slow running here. I was planning at running a hard tempo at Delamere Parkrun but the weather was more suited to swimming, so I offered to pace a friend to 25 mins. We failed, but not due to my pacing!
10 easy this morning in the sunshine, hopefully trying a 10k pace session tomorrow.
DNS tonight. Nothing major, just a niggling headache all day that I couldn't shake, and feeling run down generally. Decided a 5k in the heat wasn't the best idea and lit the barbeque! Early night tonight and will try to get a gentle 9 in tomorrow once Little Miss CB is at preschool.
Looking like ridiculously hard sessions TR and DT. Well done.
I only ran once in the 9 days after Sale, and that was a gentle 3.5 miles. I swam once and had a 4 day DofE trip to the Lakes. I figured sleep and recovery were more important than logging miles. 9 miles yesterday and 6 miles with 6x200m this morning, and I'm sort of feeling ready for the next Sale Sizzler on Thursday!
Excuses first - I'd had a dodgy gut all day and must have gone to the toilet a few thousand times today! I'm also physically and mentally shattered due to things at work, so much so that colleagues have repeatedly asked me if I'm ok and seem concerned that I'll make it home awake!
I managed to stick on target pace for the first mile and a bit, but after that the effort was just too much and my stomach was starting to cramp, so just after passing Alehouse I slowed to a jog and trotted in, stopping to introduce myself to Alehouse on the next lap!
I'm upset now, but not because of the race, that's just symptomatic of everything else, but because I've allowed myself to get this run down. And yet I know it'll happen again! It was a crap run, they happen and I haven't had one for a while so was due one. There's another sizzler in two weeks and if I feel good I'll go for sub 20 then.
Alehouse sorry I didn't stick around, I really was in a bad place after the race. Hope to see you in a couple of weeks.