Posted: 03/03/2015 at 09:22
Good to hear you're back and going very well Nikki, wow, smashing the long runs out! Health problems look well and truly in the past then?
5x1mile at HMP off 30secs just done.
I think when i first saw that I glazed over the miniscule recovery, but my word that goes quickly.
Devised a loop, including my gorgeous pavement stretch I do 200s-800s on, swinging back round, and basically the reverse.
Aim was the 5.45-5.50 HM zone, but was aware that my last half came out 5.56, but I know that was a comeback half.
First rep 5.48, second one 5.50.
My brain was screaming at that point "you are NOT doing 3 more of these mind numbing laps".
Therefore, to lift the monotony, I did rep 3 towards work, and rep 4 back. Spiced it up mentally, but probably caused the slight slow down, 5.51, 5.53 (slight down, slight up), before doing the final rep round the loop again for a 5.48
Sometimes it's easy to tail off in those last seconds right before the rep is recorded...have to stop doing that.
Average just slipping under the bottom end of the zone, 5:49:80!
Less pleased to find the great skin top I'd tied round a railing out of sight had been nicked by the time I got back! It's funny, i've tied it on a different railing in full sight of the road before, yet this was literally hidden, and this is the one that got nicked!
Is my fault for wearing 2 of my best tops in 1 go..should have used one of those many, many free from races hi vis short sleeved shirts! They aren't a problem to be nicked.
Oh well, was an old top, but happy to get the session in as planned. This could be a colossal mileage week, bigger than the last two of 70.5&69.5