Thank you, JJ and TS. Following an individual schedule week conscientiously after week has definitely improved my ability to judge what pace I am going. And may have improved my strength too; but I don't know how much of that is real physical strength, and how much is learning to ignore the demon whispering in my ear that I'll never manage it. (I also seem to have lost 2 lbs somewhere without actually trying).
400 metres under 99 seconds?? - I'm supposed to be doing 8 x 400 tomorrow, but am allowed 2m 40s for each of them!
Hello Running Fox. I'm sure JJ is right. There are no parkruns near me, more's the pity, so I only do them on rare occasions when I visit my "children" in London, but I hold an age-group record in at least one of them. Do you have a Parkrun in easy reach?
NZC - hope you had a coffee back at home, at least?
Ceal - how is Stewart's eye progressing?
6.22 miles run in the rain. It was a tempo session; 3km warm-up, 5 km at (supposedly) 7 mins per km; 2 km cool-down. Minutes/seconds splits for the 5km were 6:47, 7:14, 6:57, 6:58, 6:58. 7 mins per km is what PT son says should be my race pace (10 mile race coming up this weekend. Road, flattish).
JJ - it's a start. Who set the pace, you or the Doodle?
BIW - sounds as though your leg has been playing Snakes and Ladders; swimming with the pull buoy was a ladder, then Nemo crashing into you provided the snake. Banish all further snakes between now and the weekend. Whats the run distance in the triathlon?
Tempo session; 3km warm-up, 5 km at (hopefully) 7 mins per km, 2 kms cool-down. Of the 5 kms, the first was too fast, the second too slow, then Goldilocks found her groove and the next three were Just Right - or at least, only 2/3 seconds too fast. It rained throughout.
As a child I don't think I liked jigsaws much, but I have discovered (through buying them for my mother in the last few years of her life when she couldn't get about much) that I quite enjoy them now. I once saw one - completed - which must have been an absolute brute. It was circular (no corners whereby to orientate oneself) and depicted the night sky; i.e., black, with stars.