Sunday 19th Feb A.M 25km trail run, approximately 3 hours
Week starting 20th Feb: total 75km, including one fartlek and a 3000m track race
Monday P.M 11km, 1 hour
Tuesday A.M Speed session, about 15km total
Wednesday late A.M 8km trails
Wednesday P.M 17km time unknown.
I was away last week, which means sporadic internet access. It also means a change in my running routine – and apparently a loss of blogging abilities! I’m not going to attempt to catch up on all runs in this post (I bet you’re all breathing a sigh of relief) so I’ll just touch on the interesting stuff.
First of all – my longest long run of all time! As I’ve stated before, and will no doubt state again, I like racing the short stuff. I also think my endurance is lagging behind my speed (as it always has).
J was at work, so I decided to go on an outing for my long run. I decided on 3 laps of my favourite trail (it’s a fairly easy trail – not too hilly, and moderately smooth) and to not worry about time. I allowed myself to walk up 2 short, sharp hills each lap, and starting from the second lap I used this as an opportunity to have a Gu Chomp.
I also stopped at the end of the second lap to fill up my drink bottle. Most importantly, I survived! And felt good at the end!
I took monday as a rest day. The rest of the week was dedicated to more endurance – being away I was unable to go to speed sessions, and I’m not good at doing them by myself. I managed to run doubles on Tues, Wed and Thur running about 15km per day. Wednesday afternoon I did a hilly fartlek, but the rest of the miles were easy.
I ran another 3000m track race on saturday, which was very standard (about 8 seconds slower than a few weeks ago).
Most people in my squad are assuming I’ll be running a half marathon soon, but I’ll say it again – I like short races!!!