Sunday, August 14, 2016

A couple of sessions

Getting back into things slowly:

Mon – Claregalway 9.5km recovery run 36:38 (3:51's)

Tue – Norwich 13.2km easy run 56:32 (4:17's)

Wed – Norwich 14.5km easy run 58:57 (4:04's)

Thu – 2km up, 10km treadmill threshold run 32:14 (3:13’s), 1.2km down. All up 13.2kms

Fri – Treadmill 10.0km recovery run 36:33 (3:39's)

Sat – 1.8km up, 10km Claregalway threshold run 33:34 (3:32’s), 2.0km down. All up 13.8km

Sun – Claregalway recovery run 14.8km 55:03 (3:43’s)

Total for week 89.0km

Easy running at the start of the week as I went back to Norwich to catch up with family. Energy levels were still not right and the stomach still hadn’t settled and I didn’t feel great towards the end of the run on Tuesday – running with Dom Blake – and had to cut short so that I could get to the bathroom!

Tried a threshold run on Thursday and it was a real struggle. The heart rate was much higher than normal and the pace was down and I had to constantly slow the treadmill to keep in the zone. Some of that is loss of fitness but clearly the body is still not right after the virus.

A decent enough outside run on Saturday running the Claregalway 10km race route as a threshold run in pretty good conditions. I was top of zone for the end of this run which rarely happens for me in training so again I don’t think I’m quite right. But a decent session all the same.

A long-ish run to finish the week at a decent enough clip and a total of 89kms for the week. It’s a start but a lot of hard work to do now. You lose 2 weeks and it’s another 4 weeks of training to get that back. Well that’s how it seems to work for me anyway…

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