Not so much   1 comment

After doing far too much last week (will I ever learn? No) I was not very good at track. I used the same tactic as last week and missed out a lap of the 1k to try and make the 300s better. They weren’t really. 

I managed to be sensible and not do anything on Tuesday or Wednesday until the August incarnation of the Preston Park Magic Mile (yes it was in July). This time there was no Sarah to use as an unwitting pacer so I decided to set my watch to the six minute beep a la Eastbourne then just run in my traditional style by going out fast, dying through the middle, then attempting to affect a sprint finish. This I did. I like the six minute beep and it is now becoming tradition to take approx 15s to get to the finish. Obviously the theory is to get to the finish before the beep but at least my last three have been consistent at around 6.15. 

Buoyed from my acceptable mile I decided to try and throw in a consistently paced k in the midst of an easy 5 miler on Thursday. 

A reasonably paced 6 minute mile (ish) paced 1k section (wind assisted)

More rest on Friday in preparation for doing Bevendean parkrun on Saturday. I was going to use it as a test of taking 200mg caffeine before a run. I felt that my run was much better than last time but it turned on to be almost exactly the same as last time so FUCK YOU CAFFEINE! All it does is make it feel like I’m doing better when in fact I’m just the same as normal. It didn’t even make it feel easier or anything. 

“Zooming” down the hill in a caffeine hallucination of greatness

If anyone can explain what doing a run that feels good but is actually not means please tell me. Many thanks. 

And that was that for the past week. 


Posted 30/07/2017 by Isobel Muir in Running

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  1. You can push yourself harder


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