Life is a rollercoaster… SHUT UP!   Leave a comment

Things started, as they so often do, with Monday evening track. Oh wait, no they didn’t! It was a bank holiday so I went to track in the morning instead and continued my mile pace training with 5 x 500m @ 1.52 (6mm pace – 2 min recovery). I just about managed it but it was a lot colder and windier than my 400s version a few weeks earlier and this was off the back of a 13 miler on Sunday so I was still reasonably pleased. I wanted to do a mile time trial too which I did but it was rubbish. Left too long a gap, got in the way of the sprinters, there were children. Meh.

On Tuesday I continued my new regime of proper long runs with another 13 miler. I managed to chafe the tops of my ears and anger my longest toes but otherwise nothing to report.

As I actually did a decent long run on Tuesday I decided to only do vibe on Wednesday. The only trouble with not running in the morning is that it’s impossible not to kill oneself in vibe (though quite a lot of the other participants don’t seem to have this problem).

Thursday was once more the double of PUMPPING. Bodypump followed immediately by ping pong. Why must the best things always be at the same time? We are all a lot better at ping pong now. Neal was even able to break out his proper spin shots. A great mix of skill and no skill. I actually laughed until I cried which is a very rare occurrence indeed.

On Friday I knew I needed to run off the LSR/vibe/pump DOMS (my poor ruined legs). I did 2 x 8 minutes effort (thanks coach). So destroyed from pump but by the second effort section I could just about move and was just about ok with just sneaking under 7mm pace. These sessions are for effort practice so I mustn’t be too concerned with the pace as long as I know I tried properly throughout and focused on form.

It was the Arena parkrun series trip to Bevendean on Saturday but I’d already decided not to go as I wanted to test out my pace on a flat course and the wind looked kind enough for prom.

8am Saturday I was going about my usual routine. Drinking tea, getting dressed BREAKING MY TOE ON THE BATHROOM DOOR. I went to parkrun anyway in denial. Forgot my barcode. Had to wear my biggest shoes to get my toe in which ruined my colour coordination. So very annoyed with self. I still ran as fast as I have recently (not very). I had hoped to be faster but cornering was difficult so I had to adopt a sort of hop shuffle.

No action shot (possibly because no action)

I had planned to do another long run today (Sunday) to reach 40 miles for the week and the start of my 98357th comeback but the toe had really blossomed so I didn’t. *insert paragraphs of rue and swearing here*

Perfect timing to ruin vets league and the Arena running holiday.


Posted 12/05/2019 by Isobel Muir in Running

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