Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:53
Another failed session this morning. Planned 7 x 1m but managed 3 x before utterly bonking out. Couldn't muster a warm down and came in feeling very dejected not to mention my legs feeling awful, which is unusual. But this is what makes us stronger! Perseverance!
5:18 / 5:12 / 5:17 off 90s
A few things I am noting.
Mental strength. I feel nervous and anxious about my fitness, coming into a session I feel I have to "perform" I am used to doing all my sessions solo but am struggling on occasions. 3 weeks from taper week before Island games and I can barely run a 5:20 mile without it feeling hard. My 10KM PB is 5:19 per mile!
I've said before my fitness will come, if I force things I will become tired (Which I am) so I need to do two things. Rest and adjust!
The session Friday will now become 1KM reps. and I'll look to control the effort, I need to bank some miles at a quicker pace and stop doing a few miles and stopping or changing the session midway, I have to complete the goal. I feel I am kidding myself thinking I can run as fast as I was two weeks prior to surgery, well no! I had then allready had 6 weeks consistent training and felt pretty good coming into the race but also did miss some sessions then, I also wasn't doing the miles and sessions I am planning now!! I think I have to keep that in mind! I've had 2 full weeks training since surgery plus a few days jogging about, do I really think I can smash a 7 x 1m rep session! Of course not!
Next week the mile reps and race will probably become 5/6 x 1m and my own tempo effort. I don't have the head to race at the moment.
On that note! My head will stay up and I will press on
"I haven't come this far, to only come this far"