At the end of last week, my entire family were struck down with the lurgy. Basically we all got nasty colds, but I lost my voice as well. My family rejoiced!
Friday: 12 mile long run.
I was still feeling pretty good at this point, even though I couldn’t speak. 12.2 hilly miles in 2.10 at 10.39, which I was really happy with. My legs were tired afterwards!
Saturday: Rest Day. On the sofa, feeling poorly.
4 miles easy 4 mile easy bike ride
I felt rough on Sunday. So rough. So I sat on the sofa for most of it, and went out for a very nice little family bike ride in the afternoon, which made me feel much happier.
Monday: 6 miles tempo
Resolve renewed and now able to breathe better, I ran this week’s tempo run at Sawyer Camp Trail, a paved trail near a reservoir. It seems flat but there is actually a gentle downhill gradient for the first three miles and thus a gentle uphill gradient for the last three miles. I warmed up for a mile and then ran 4 tempo miles, finishing with a recovery mile. I went out too fast and had to stop at the turnaround point for a minute to catch my breath. I felt fine, but I need to learn to pace myself better, I don’t want to have to do this in a race! My tempo mile average speed is 8.07 but the data on this run feels VERY suspect…mile-markers on the trail didn’t correspond to those on my watch and the splits feel too fast for what felt like a somewhat lumbering run. But the main take-out is that I worked hard and I got some decent splits, whatever they were in reality.
Tuesday: 2.7 miles easy
Just wanted to try out the new shoes. All good.
Wednesday: 4 miles Intervals.
My usual workout – 1/2 mile warm up, 12 x (1m fast, 1 m recovery), remainder recovery. Wore the new shoes and my feet felt a little numb by the end which concerns me a little. Maybe I laced them too tight? Average pace – 8.38.
No yoga as the Husband was away this week.
Thursday: Rest day.
In other news, I finally got to meet Naomi this week – another running blogger from my town. We’ve meant to meet up in the past and never managed it, but she got the world’s cutest puppy and I was over straight away! I’m a cat girl but oh my word, that puppy is gorgeous!! (Naomi was lovely too!) 🙂
So there we are. Two weeks out from Bay Breeze! More rest days that I intended due to aforementioned lurgy but it feels like everything is on track at the moment!