Just back from a very good track session. 15 x 300m with 100m walking recoveries. Was told to run them at 66 sec pace which was very comfortable, I actually averaged 62 secs. My mate then asked if I wanted to join him on a quick warm down mile, so I banged out a 5.56. Coach reckons I could go 20 secs quicker with a standalone mile. Felt good.
A real confidence booster going into Saturday's 20 easy miler, first of the campaign.
Pulled the mid-week 10 forward a night to last night as my running pal has a birthday treat tonight. I had an idea to do a progressive session last night, increasing pace every 2 miles but my mate flew out of the blocks so I adjusted the session on the fly. Turned it into a 10 mile fartlek in the end and averaged 7.24 pace. That's two similar paced 10 milers in 3 days, happy with that.
Glad you didn't get blown away Jools. Good idea to abort that session.
Top bombing KR. Got to be happy with that?
Did the Grim Challenge on Saturday. It was a damned good laugh. I still had a bit of lurgy left over from during the week and it was bloomin' cold at the start. I decided to just take it easy and avoid injury and further rilness. This event was postponed from December otherwise I wouldn't have been doing it in a campaign.
They said it's an 8 mile course, I measured it as 7.25. I started just back of middle pack and had to swerve around slow runners for the first couple of miles, some were waling up the first hill after just half a mile. I was overtaking people al the way to the finish line.
The mud was shin deep and the puddles got up as far as my chest. Had to scramble under cargo nets and rope mazes. It was a really good laugh and a nice distraction from what would have been just another Saturday LSR. The wind was very strong. On one downhill section the wind seemed to be blowing me back up the hill!
Finished 92/1056 which isn't bad for just trotting it out.
Followed it up with a 10 miler yesterday at 7.25 pace which helped me get to 38 miles for the week.. Lurgy appears to have gone so can get back to some quality training this week.