Posted: 07/03/2014 at 15:03
A real mix of emotions this week for me.
74 Miles week which is my highest to date including;
Tues 8 miles @ 6:30 m/m which felt very controlled and a big boost for my confidence for a sub 3:00
Wed 13 miles lots of hills 8:10 pace hard but enjoyable
Today 23 miles @ 7:42 pace felt Sh!t all the way every miles was a effort-kept waiting for the "gliding sensation" never came- how can you glide with lead legs! to make it worse mild ITB pain for last 10 miles- infact on way home stopped car and did a further 2 miles just to see how bad the ITB felt after 10 minutes rest and a stretch- it did not hurt but did the 2 miles slowly.
I will now have a battle with myself to rest and slow for a few days just incase ITB is starting to be a problem OR get back into it with some pace and distance to help my fragile confidence, don't know why the 23 felt so back today- felt like stopping after a few miles but kept going and completed it just about in required pace so will take some positive from that BUT without any MP miles