Wow Liam you sound like a man with a plan. Ive been on light duties too with a calf injury and only started running again in earnest this week. But id rather miss 2 weeks running then not listen to my body and totally knacker myself, which it sounds like you sensibly did also.
Anyway, managed a 5 mile run-walk-run-walk home on monday night, core strength workout on tuesday night and a 47 min 10k on the canal wednesday lunchtime, which felt great. Ive got 10 miles with the running club pencilled in tonight, a park-run on saturday where im aiming for my first sub 21 run, and then a 15 miler on sunday which will be my longest run of the year so far. pheweee. Great to be running again though.
1st glitch in my training plans today. Planned a 7 mile canal run on my lunch break and 2 miles into it just completely broke down in searing agony in my left calf muscle. Did a 180 turn and limped back two miles to the office. Wipeout dude.. I think ill put this one down to dehydration from Saturdays Leeds 10k. Agree though, we are dedicated runners going out in this heat, especially when the rest of your office have gone to a beer garden for lunch
Yep Eccup 10 was choker full of hills. It really did take out a few runners yesterday. I saw loads walking up hills and or getting sick at the side of the road. The heat was really unbearable.
I make the mistake of having a few bevvies to many in the sun on saturday so I was quite dehydrated come sunday. Started the race at 7 min miling and by 6 miles I was down to 8:45 as my legs had completly gone!! Definitly a sober week and plenty of water and carbs ahead of the Leeds 10 on Sunday, as I have a feeling thats going to be a hot one too.
p.s. Anyone doing the Hyde park mile on Wednesday? Just deciding what the merits are of paying £7 to be timed for a mile run.
I have to do this now everytime I upload data. Turn on the watches pairing setting to visible, and then set the ANT agent on the computer to enable new pairings. Then the watch has to accept the new connection, and then only then can the upload begin. The problems seem to start after Garmin released their new software update a couple of months ago. Very frustrating. Sort it out Garmin
Think I started my training with a little too much vigour 5 steady miles run home on Monday, and then did my club interval training last night at Eccup but ended up doing 11.5 miles in total. Absolutly cream crackered after that, so im gonna have today off. Then a 5-a-side game on Thursday, park run on saturday (3 miles + 3 miles), and then Eccup on Sunday, bringing the 1sts weeks total in at 32 miles.
Ill be happy at that come sunday, and ive lost 4lbs already this week to boot. Result.