Posted: Yesterday at 15:16
Ok guys, I think Pete may have got the idea that we think his passing interest in parkruns is more like an obsession.
That may be the case, but note that obsessional traits are very often the mark of genius. Quite where the area of genius is revealed may be another matter.
But I don't feel that doing back to back parkruns on an injury is; in this case, the area.
As for Dachs suggestion on the 'handjob' prize on the completion of 1000 parkruns, for Christ sake don't tell that Paul Marsh guy. We'll be getting updates on how he's 'coming' along in his quest.
Anyway, this morning I took my disciplined (more like lazy) self down to a newly laid, perfectly flat, 300m plus stretch of service road, for a speed session.
Ticks all the boxes since, where I start means a 1.75 mile warm up first.
Results: 10 x 1 minute, which according to the Garmin indicated I was operating at an average pace of few seconds over the 5. Especially liked the 30 seconds during one effort where I was doing 4:40/4:50 pace. A marathon then !!!?
Recovery was on the HR where the peak rate was 174bpm and the set off rate, 120 bpm. That meant my recovery was around 1:15.
No running tomorrow.
This every other day training is fun. There's no accumulated damage and the recovery seems instant. Brilliant!
I deserve an injury at this rate to bring me back to reality.