Well no real excuses this week – just did not have any motivation whatsoever to get up and do my morning runs. Body feeling great, not feeling tired – i just lacked all motivation to put my kit on and head out the door into the darkness. 2 complete days of rest have made for this to be a pretty easy week.
600 km for the month is looking like a distant target but if I can find my rhythm and ramp it back up i’ll be close.
Monday was the usual run to the gym then interval training with NRG. Really enjoyed the session. 5 x 1ishkm hill sprints. Found myself pulling away easily on the hills and recovering quickly. Good fun.
Weighed myself at the gym and found that i have dropped under the 80kg mark for the first time ever. I came in at 79.9kg. So my Phill has spent the week feeding me. I must have eaten an average of 5000 calories a day so it will be interesting to weigh myself again tomorrow.
(PM) 10.33km – 48min 49sec – 4.43min/km (500ml water)
(PM) 11.71km – 56min 17sec – 4.48min/km
Tuesday – No morning run and the evening was spent indulging in cheese and wine. Lovely!
Wednesday was my bog standard run home. Decent clip too. I find myself getting caught up in races across the harbour bridge with other random joggers. Good fun and the surges are great for race replication.
(PM) 11km – 47min 43sec – 4.19min/km (500ml water)
Thursday was a longer than usual run home on a decent hilly route – again some good speed in there.
(PM) 20km – 1hr 27min 9sec – 4.21min/km (500ml water)
Friday – Total day off – beers in the evening.
Saturday – Only had a 20km run in mind so set off up the pacific highway with my handheld water bottle immediately after breakfast. Just a few km’s in I began to feel a bit lightheaded so stopped off at the supermarket for some chocolate. Continued on my planned route and then soon realised at the 15km point that the run might be a tad longer. The day was heating up quite nicely too. Manged to maintain 3hr marathon pace the whole way – in fact speeding up the further I went. Had to stop off at a petrol station to grab a drink too as I was covered in salt crystals. Finished up in pretty good nick
(AM) 35.5km – 2hr 34min 10sec – 4.20min/km (chocolate bar, 1litre water, 500ml energy drink)
Sunday – I had no set route in mind, just decided that Id head out the door and run the local roads in my vibram 5 fingers. Haven’t worn them in ages so took it really easy. Nice hot day too so I was happy to finish up after 13km. Didnt want my feet or calves to be too sore in the morning.
(AM) 13km – 1hr 4min 22sec – 4.57min/km (500ml water)
Total – 101.58km – 7hrs 38min 33 secs
Planning on running the Sri Chinmoy half marathon on the 27th March. I ran this last year as my one and only half marathon and suffered miserably. Now im fitter, wiser and training a lot more I should do better. I wont be tapering for the race but might have an easy day/day off before the race.
The last few weeks have looked a little like this: