I ran on Thursday evening with my running group. I almost didn’t go because I was falling asleep on the train back from work – I only had about 4 hours sleep the night before. It was a short one (I lumped myself in with the beginners!) And we also did a bit of fartlek training afterwards. The run went better than Mondays, though towards the end I was getting pain in my lower back again. I think stretching for longer beforehand helped! More of that please. The fartlek training did not go as well. We were running halfway across a bridge at 80% of our top speed, and gently jogging back to the start – repeat three times. After the first one I was wheezy, so had to go to my car to grab my inhaler…then I tried my second one, and I felt exhausted and wobbly on my legs. So I cheated a little and didn’t do the third one. I’m glad I didn’t, I felt quite woozy when I stopped. On the other side of that, I feel like I should have pushed myself more to do it…I don’t know. Confusing.
Total Time: 19:24
Moving Time: 18:03
Average Pace: 8:18/km
Total Time: 9:53
Moving Time: 4:38
Average Pace: 6:39
On the run my average pace has improved. Though the more of a course I run the better that will get on its own. The Fartleks saw my pace improve by leaps and bounds, as expected when almost sprinting!
I’m looking forward to the next run