I’m pleased to say that we actually completed all our scheduled training miles this week (hoorah!) and I did some yoga (I know what you are thinking – ‘extra exercise? say whaaaat!?!?!’). Largely it’s been a good week of training. We have been feeling good for the most part so can’t complain. Looking forward to a nice low mileage week next week… only a 3 mile run at the weekend – bliss!
30 minute maintenance run: covered 2.33 miles using run/walk intervals with 2 minutes running and 45 seconds walking. Average pace 12’26 per mile. Hilly route so not to bad considering!
I (Amy) did 30 minutes of yoga following a youtube video. I’ve purchased a yoga mat and everything!
Amy did her 30 minute maintenance run (Gideon was with friends this evening so we ran solo). Using run/walk intervals of 2 minutes running and 45 seconds walking. Covered 2.20 miles including HILL OF DOOM with an average pace of 12’26 per mile. Not to bad… it was about 2 minutes short of 30 minutes if i’m honest, but that’s because I seem to be getting a bit fast for my normal loop from the house (which used to take half an hour). I’m going to have to find a new route which takes longer than 30 minutes I think or this is going to keep happening!
Gideon did his 30 minute maintenance run on the treadmill at the gym after his physiotherapy session. He covered 2.81 miles (running the whole thing) with an average pace of 11’21” per mile!
6.61 mile long run (was supposed to be 6.5 – nailed it!) using run/walk intervals of 2 minutes running and 45 seconds walking. Average pace 11’55” per mile.
For perspective…. We started where the arrow is… ran all the way to where I took this picture and then ran all the way back again!
Several things to note about this run. The first that it was ruined slightly by a bunch of car park chavs who decided to heckle me when I was walking back to the car (Gid was a few minutes behind me at this point as he’d stopped to sort his running belt out). I responded with humour, but it actually annoyed me quite a bit because I just think they have no right to comment on me whilst i’m doing any sort of exercise. Unless you want to say something encouraging and helpful don’t say anything at all. It is not kind. You don’t know how far i’ve ran, what i’ve managed to accomplish that day – every persons situation is different when it comes to exercise and accomplishments so how dare you pass judgement on mine!
Now i’ve got that little rant off my chest… I tried some more fuelling on todays run in the form of the clif bar (blueberry crisp this time – tasty). By mile 3.5 I was getting pretty worn out, but I waited until mile 4 to eat some clif bar and I think this was a mistake as by this point I was ready to give up and the energy boost took about another mile to kick in. So really, I think the lesson I have learnt is to take some fuel when I start to feel tired rather than leaving it till when i’m exhausted, as then by the time I get to the point of exhaustion my fuel should be kicking in and giving me the boost I need!
Nice easy week next week which should give the legs some time to recover! I’m looking forward to it!