The running week 10th – 16th October

A WEEKEND away to Edinburgh played havoc with my training last week. My friends have had a baby boy, so we were heading north to see them. I knew there wouldn’t be much running, so I tried to squeeze my key training runs into the first part of the week.

Monday was a track session. I was on my own but really enjoyed it. I did a 400, 300, 200 combo. Chris was ill so didn’t venture out.

Tuesday night is my strength class. I did a quick run, then went to the class on my own. It wasn’t much fun without Chris, but I’m pleased I did it. I even upped some of the weights!

On Wednesday I had a rest day. The strength class always takes it out of me, but more so than usual after the extra weights.

Thursday’s run should have been a recovery run, but I had to do a session instead. I was on my own again, pounding the streets doing mile reps. My legs were still heavy from the strength training. My times were terrible, only 6.50 (ish) minute mile pace. I should really have done this session on Saturday when I’d recovered, but it wasn’t possible with being away.

On Friday, I was working all day, then travelling to Edinburgh. No running.

A run in Edinburgh was completely ruined by the torrential rain. The aim was to run to the top of Arthur’s Seat, but plans were quickly abandoned. I blame Chris. He complained that his jacket was soaked and that his trainers were leaking. We did three miles and no more.

 

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My weekly long run didn’t happen on Sunday because I was in Edinburgh and completely exhausted from a couple of late nights, the travel and quite a bit of junk food. It was a great weekend though, and fantastic to catch up with my friends.

Despite the slap dash training this week, I’m not being too hard on myself. We had a lovely weekend and I deserve a rest. That’s what I’m telling myself anyway.

 

2 Comments

  1. Alison Nockels
    20th October 2016 / 7:15 am

    Good for you. More of us need to take time out.

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