ThePiedPiper wrote: »
Friday 10th May: 4.1 miles in 30:40 (7:29)
Legs were very sore and tired for most of last week, waited until Friday to go out for couple of easy miles before school. The effects of the marathon were as sore as I’ve experienced in a number of years, which was satisfying, knowing I’d completely empty the tank. Anyway, good to be back on the road.
Saturday 11th: 3 miles in 23 (7:39)
Nice easy short loop rounding off a very easy recovery week. Good to go again now.Monday 13th: 8.5 miles in 58:00 (6:49)
Beautiful evening for running. Shades and sunscreen required. Within first couple of minutes, I was feeling fresh and strong, so motored nicely for this one around Oldbridge/Boyne Ramparts.
7:10, 6:52, 6:44, 6:34, 6:34, 6:30, 6:27, 7:37, 6:57(pace)
I’ve my next few months already planned. Will hopefully get a 5,000 and a 3,000 at graded meets over next few weeks. No racing in July planned, but hopefully steady training. Then, Rock n Roll half in August, Monaghan marathon in September, cross country in October and November, and Lanzarote Marathon in early December. Both those marathons will be tough for fast times, but no reason not to get into better shape, and run well in them.
Itziger wrote: »
Sounds a bit mad to me to be doing that a week after the marathon. Why the fook would ya do Lanzarote when you could be doing the flatest marathon in the world (well, one of 'em anyway) in Valencia at the start of December? You'd have groups to run with and feed off the whole way around.
ThePiedPiper wrote: »
Sunday 30th June: 4 miles in 29:43 (7:25)
First day on holidays, just a quick run to the shop for a couple of things. Temperature about 30 degrees at 7:30 in the evening!
Monday 1st: 5 miles in 34:03 (6:49)
6:45am, and 30 degrees. Pouring sweat, but love it.
Tuesday 2nd/: 5 miles in 34:43 (6:57)
Slightly different route, no hills at all, just heat.
Wednesday 3rd: 10.75 miles in 78:30 (7:18)
I got lost on a planned 6 mile run, really struggled with heat and dehydration. Not that much fun.
Thursday 4th: 5.5 miles in 40 (7:17)
Stuck to the roads I knew after yesterday’s disaster. Went a bit slower, but still absolutely dripping sweat at 6:30am.
Good start made to the holiday running wise. I might get a session on track some evening, but it’ll be mostly morning time 5-6 miles. Long run not really a goer, unless doing loops with water stops.
OOnegative wrote: »
You done yourself more good than harm running in that weather!!