Bummer   1 comment

There was no track on Monday as there was a football match being played on the football pitch. How dare they! Actually this was good as I had been forced to cram all my running into the last three days of the previous week due to sciatic disaster. I meant to rest but as the forecast was for 2mph wnd I felt I mustn’t waste it so went out for a recovery jog. It turned out to be a slog of epic proportions and I only managed 3.5 miles. I didn’t even notice it not being windy I was so dead. 

On Tuesday it was just the usual Core & Stretch class in the morning. 

Wednesday is now known as death day as it begins with a hard treadmill session and ends with a killer weights class. This week it was an attempt as 16kmph (18.45 5k pace). After my successful attempt at 20 minute 5k pace (15kmph) I thought I should ramp up my pace significantly as I always make things too easy and I must face my fear of failure. So today, after a 10 minute warm up, I set the treadmill to 1%, the speed to 16kmph, covered the screen with a jumper (forgot my towel [trying post it notes next week]) and just ran for as long as I could. EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!! That’s REALLY FAST. A lot faster than I’d imagined being only 1k per hour quicker, a mere 333 metres over 5k (ish). Anyway I made it to 10 minutes (so a little over 2.5k) before, somehow, managing to jab the buttons down to 3kmph. Jeeeeeeeez. Well that’s certainly the fastest and furthest I’ve EVER run. The fact I had to walk extremely slowly for about 4 minutes before I could even contemplate jogging and only made it to 4 miles altogether shows how hard I found it. Good! I’m always slacking so I was pleased I’d tried something way out of my comfort zone and failed (I tend to do things I’m reasonably sure I can succeed at). After what seemed like a very long time I managed to gather myself enough to go home. Only to return in the evening for what turned out to be another Core & Stretch type class. I thought this might be good as I’d then be able to do Hove Park properly on Thursday.

No! I woke on Thursday to the dis arse ter. Again. This was most distressing. I think it must have been the combination of speediness and another stretch class as I’m always rubbish at stretching and do it far too hard whilst trying to attain the start/easy position. Anyway whatever caused it it meant no running for me. Nor Friday. As it’s a pinchy thing once it is unpinched I can continue as normal and thankfully by Saturday it had so I took the opportunity to get a long run in. 10 miles. 

Today (Sunday) I went to watch the Bright10 mile race. No running of my own though. I could have gone out and done another LSR but I’m not sure it would have served any purpose and I’m really trying to do as little as possible without impacting my fitness. 

Though actually I only saw Elmo today and Rob was well ahead.

Only 18 miles for the week but two worthwhile sessions. 


Posted 15/10/2017 by Isobel Muir in Running

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  1. eleven out of ten


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