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Monday Monday Monday Monday Monday again. A day of rest. God would be angry.

Tuesday was time to get back on the half marathon training wagon with a 7 mile tempo as decreed by the master of training, Sarah Sawyer. I knew this run was going to make me hate how slow I’ve become even though it is of course entirely my own fault. After a mile warm up it was time to see where I’m at. Having done nothing like this for ages (other than on a treadmill) I set of conservatively at a pace I hoped I could sustain for the 7 miles. This turned out to be approx 7.20 minute miling. At the time I was very disappointed and angry at myself about this but now (Sunday) I think it’s acceptable seeing as I’ve done nothing like it for months and I’m only on week 4 of consistent half marathon training. See, sometimes I can be less negative.

Wednesday was once more a rest day. I seem to have given up the gym. Although I love death class (and Core & Stretch) they tire me out too much. I’m becoming so sensible now. Slightly bad timing as my gym pass still has a few weeks to go but sometimes once I’ve decided something I can never go back. It gives me two more days to do a good running session and means I won’t be out of action for all the time after Wednesday evening. Also I don’t have to cycle 6 miles on ex gym days. Quality not quantity blah de blah.

On Thursday I did a mostly easy 9 miles but threw in one fast mile just to see if I’m even capable of sub 7 after Tuesday’s disappointment (at the time), a fast 100 metres and a fast 300 metres. I managed 6.45 for the mile which was ok but the other bits were slow. I’m looking forward to getting this half out of the way so I can add in a speed session a week. Proper short, proper fast.

Friday was just a short easy run, rendered less easy by being very windy on the outbound leg.

On Saturday I wanted to do a few faster bits within my run so this time did 10 x 1 minute fast, 1 minute jog. When I planned my route and set up the interval timer on my watch the wind was forecast westerly but come Saturday morning it was easterly which meant all my efforts were in the wind. This may have been for the best as they weren’t very fast so I can blame the wind.

Today (Sunday) I had planned to do an easy long run but I’m feeling run down and my sinuses hurt so I sensibly, again, decided to postpone it until tomorrow. I’ve already done 31 miles this week so I don’t think it’ll be detrimental to my overall plan. Whereas making myself ill by running when I’m not feeling 100% would be.

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Posted 04/02/2018 by Isobel Muir in Running

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