It’s happening again. I’m sitting here working, typing… In my running clothes!! After an early morning run, I’ve showered and dressed myself in the gear I’ll wear for my 2nd run in a few hours time. Soon I’ll start sleeping in my run stuff. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. This post is to summarize week #3 – which was last week.
I’d scheduled another 60km week and indeed had no trouble finishing with 63km. Monday – 10k, easy. Tuesday – 9k, easy. Wednesday morning – 5k, easy.
And then Wednesday night rolled around. I figured I might attempt some speed.
Off to Forerunners clinic I went and joined the 50-minute 10k group, to ensure I did not push too hard. After all, like I mentioned last week – it’s been a while since I attempted any speed.
I’d like to say I did a good job holding back, but alas I was up to my old tricks and went out too fast. Pounding the pavement out in front of everyone, I’d not be surprised if there were those behind me wondering why the heck I hadn’t put myself in the 45-minute group (sorry guys, it’s because I was afraid of being left behind in the dust by them).
Of course nearing the end, a good half dozen runners were ahead of me. When will I learn? Pace yourself girl, pace yourself.
I didn’t need to be doing any double runs and since Wednesday was a double, Thursday was off. Friday an 8k easy, Saturday a 17k easy. Finishing up Sunday with an easy 5k was just fun stuff. This week, it was easy stuff. This cannot be called high mileage yet.
But it’s coming. 75km, 105km, 120km, 135km, 150km… It’s now time to ramp up.
The good news? I’m totally ready… Bring it.