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Yesterday was a bit of bump back to reality, the first run I was totally out of energy feeling light headed as I struggled round 5miles of easy running. The evening was somewhat better with 7 @ 7min/mile pace chatting with club mates about the southerns...which by the description of the course I did well to miss.
Oscarr, I do have a race number just can't remeber it, I will look tonight (If I remember)
well done - the good runs such as Saturday's some time come at a price and Monday was just about getting the miles in. Are you going to do the speed session tonight or Thursday?
Today's session is now completed 20 x 200m down the disused railway, 12 out and 8 on the way back, all at 5:10 - 5:30 pace, the recovery 20s were needed but glad they wern't any longer as it is brass monkeys today. After the last 200m it was then 1mile at marathon pace, this was tough as the pace seemed slow after the reps and it ended up being 5:33, so again too fast.
Going back to the cold, it really was bitter and I lost my favourite gloves yesterday, with only thin ones remaining my hand got too cold. Plus there was flakes of snow in the air, looks like we will need studs in the bag soon.
As the last run in January, that has left me on 291miles for the month, I am tempted to run 9 tonight but even that stat isn't worth it. More miles than I have doen for a long time and I only this due to the RW forum challenge.
Choisty wrote (see)
Oscarr, my number for wokingham is 599
Great running on Saturday and yesterday’s session.
I do think you may need to increase overall calories on your big weeks and I think the easiest way for you to do this is to increase breakfast: add glass of fruit juice and some toast if do not have time just make up jam sandwich and eat when you next can. Always have a substantial snack mid-morning on these big weeks– continue with fruit but always have something else as well – cereal bars, dried fruit & nuts, crumpets, mini pancakes or other snacks I have already suggested. If having early dinner have a supper snack, a bowl of cereal would be perfect or some toast.
Try & eat vegetables with evening meal
Thank you Ruth I have made a couple of changes, I now have 2 breakfasts, one at home and one when I get to work (I was very naughty and treated myself to cheese scones today!). I also have nuts/dried fruit in my desk as a snack, plus I have cooked every night using the rule of 3 colours of veg. The only thing is my stomach is still coming to terms with the changes.
I've just completed todays run 9 miles, wonderful run cold crisp as the sun was setting, it felt like I could run forever. But I have to admit I wore tights for the first time so was much warmer than recent days!
Don't hobbits have second breakfasts? And wear tights?
(Perfectly reasonable below 5 degrees, especially as racing snakes have little of the blubber the rest of us insulate ourselves with!)
Very pleased to read it seems to all be going well - thought I'd pop my nosey nose back in and see how you were getting on. Beautiful day today eh?
Steve, The laps went like this 6:55, 6:36, 6:51, 6:51, 6:47, 6:29, 6:39 & 6:54. To start with I felt terrible, light headed, struggling to concentrate...I have put this down to having a slice of chocolate tarte before I went out. After halfway it all came back together and I could increase the pace, the last mile or so was through dark woods (the sunlight was gone completely by then) so I had to be careful with my footing hence slowing slightly.
Sleepy Bear, Hmmm, hobbits, I think I'm more Gollum (skinny and bald), but they certainly had second breakfasts.
So far the vote on tights is
OK: 2.5 (including Sunday cross dressing by Oscarr!)