Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:02
So I sneaked out yesterday morning and did 8 miles in the sunshine
Legs weren't achey, but still a little tired from 4 miles the night before.
Played around with run/walk intervals too.
Mile 1: run1/walk1 - 12.22 (uphill, headwind, grumpy)
Mile 2: run1/walk1 - 12.04 (uphill, headwind, grumpy)
Mile 3: run2/walk1 - 12.09 (uphill, headwind, slightly less grumpy)
Mile 4: run2/walk1 - 11.34 (downhill, no wind, quite cheerful)
Mile 5: run3/walk1 - 11.32 (downhill, no wind, very cheerful!)
Mile 6: run3/walk1 - 10.14 (downhill, no wind, very cheerful indeed!)
Mile 7: run4/walk1 - 12.22 (uphill, wind behind me but starting to get tired)
Mile 8: run1/walk1 - 13.45 (uphill, VERY tired, couldn't do any more!)
So from my extensive and thorough research I have concluded... that it's best to run downhill away from the wind.
Not entirely sure that was useful - given the varying wind/hill conditions I was never really going to be able to tell which intervals were fastest! Kept my mind off something other than my legs though
Plans for this week:
Long (slow) bike ride tomorrow and maybe a short plod but will see how legs are.
Then nothing til Thursday, then similar to this week - an 8, a 4, and I'll try to do the parkrun on Saturday this time!