Alex90 - Forgot to thank you for the advice. Thank you for the advice! I won't overdo it.
JT - Another revolting sounding cocktail recipe! I'm a classic Mojito or Long Island Iced Tea kinda man.
7 with the club last night, up on t'fells. 7 this morning on the roads. I have a race predictor on my Garmin that is now spitting out all sorts of fanciful times for various distances which make me wonder whether a far better runner has been finding a way into the house, taking it out for a run and then returning it unspotted. Either that or it's been experimenting with a few too many of JTs cocktail recipes.
Hill reps for me. 6 x 300. Sort of wanted to do 7 but felt a bit sluggish to start with and was a mess after 6. 6.5 miles all in. Pizzed it down and was blustery. Felt like autumn yet i'm still waiting for summer to start
Sounds interesting Ness. I'm shamefully poor at ignoring my core. Every time I start to do some core work regularly, I seem to slip straight back out of the habit again. Do you think you'll improve your running from what you now know?
JT - Relieved that it was technology that failed you and not your body.
Did 9 today and 14 on Saturday. In between that I did my first ever brick session. Ouch! Only 10.5 miles on the bike and what was supposed to be 3 miles running. What an odd sensation it is to step off the bike into the running shoes. My legs felt like they weren't properly attached. I had to turn around only 1.1 miles into the run and head back as I was flagging badly and it was very warm. It's clearly going to take some training for is this lark.
Cheers JT. Sorry to hear about your frustrations, I'd imagine every runner has been there at some point. How important is pace to you, as you don't race? Is it simply about self-improvement and your own personal battle?
Could you take a phone out with you with a training app fired up, just to give you a second opinion? Not sure if you suffer with seasonal performance issues but i've never done a single PB in summer, it all comes over the winter months. Somewhere around November, my pace will miraculously return. It's an odd thing at times, this body of ours. Hope it sorts itself out soon.
Just 5 today after a long ride last night, legs felt tired and well used. Slow.