So how did the week go:
Monday was easy in the forest, because you do know that that we need to think how the last week ended, and mine had been up the mountain... OK I ended with 15.5km because I dropped my bakkie off for my folks to use, then ran to the club and home.
Tuesday, track time and on the cards was 6 x 1000m 3:20 3:18 3:19 3:17 3:17 3:15, would have done 2 more, but was out of time. It felt easy running at that pace, so the easy weeks have got me ready for the block of training. the rest this week was 2min. Don't worry, over the next 4 weeks we will cut that down to 60 sec.
Wednesday saw us in the forest and out at Kirstenbosch bottom gate it was slow and easy 63min.
Thursday, Hills and more hills, Oceans isn't flat and those running the half need to practice running down hills or their race will go pear shaped!!! 6 times to the top was enough for the day, it's a long 450m+ hill
|They went OK|
Saturday... I know I shouldn't of run, but I had a couple of Jelly Babies and some water and headed up the mountain for a bit of climbing. I got to the top in just under an hour, which is good, but I had taken a couple of short cuts, and the final climb was a little slow. I didn't died and wasn't feeling to bad, just a little slow. I weighed myself after my run 62.4kg!!! My racing weight of 15-20 years ago!!! So if you won't to loss 2,5kg just like that, get sick...
Sunday, and I was still at my old racing weight, so was I going to be able to race like the days of old? No it wasn't going to happen... I was at the Milkwood half and no I wasn't racing, but a solid run was called for, and I hoped to run 5-8km as a warmdown. Well after 4km I was finished had no energy (all those of you who don't eat!!! you can't run...) I hung in and even with a long km between 4-6 I was on pace at the top of the hill, OK I was a little behind, but that was always the target as with almost 2km of down hill I was on pace... But that was that, my running was over!!! I was died man walking (ok running) I was struggling to knock off 4:00/km and I needed 3;45 for the last 5km....
I was still 500m out when the clock hit 80min and I ended with 81:49. I was nice to be 3rd 40+ and in them prize, but the quest for another sub 80 would have to wait.
94.2km for the week, let us see how week 2 goes, rolling 200m's tonight!