As a youngster, I would get home from School, get changed and go out to play with my pals.
Now I'm older, I get home from work, get changed and go out to play with my pals, but now I call it training.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I think I have lung damage!

OMG - that HURT.

Last weeks track session didnt seem terribly tough. Probably because I didn't have the leg speed to make the effort really hurt my CV system over the short distances.

This week was a totally different story - I tried hard, ran much faster, and really felt I was taking myself to a long since forgotten place as far as effort levels is concerned.

The session itself with the cub seemed ludicrously short at merely 3000metres.

To begin we ran 900 metres. I know, a seemingly bizarre distance to run, so I timed myself for 800 and ignored my complete rep time. At 2:30 exactly this was 20 seconds per mile quicker than I ran for the  800m rep seven days ago.

We were then (treated?) to 9 minutes - yes thats right NINE MINUTES recovery. During this time we jogged 3 laps of the track then another 200m for good measure.

Next was another 900m rep - again, a 2:30 for me.

Nine minutes later we ran two 600 metre reps (With a six minute recovery). As I have never done 600m before the time meant nothing to me so I stopped my watch after one lap. 68 and 70 seconds for these two.

Fast running for me. I was stone last of about 20 lads doing this session tonight. The only consolation being  I was also the oldest there by about 10 years and am almost 3 times the age of the youngest.

Just in case Rick is poised to type a reply asking why on earth I am running a track session within 2 days of a tough hilly half marathon....

I am keen to run with the club as much as possible so completed this session despite the possible risks. To counter, I will not do another reps session on Thursday as would be usual, just easy runs for the next few days.

And finally, just for Stu - a funny...
I was out shopping the other day with my Mrs when I saw a group of girls coming out of HMV...

1 comment:

  1. Interesting in what your saying about leg speed!
    Despite doing strides etc I've got a bit lazy with my turn-over on general training runs.
    Then yesterday near the end of my run i starting thinking about maintaining a faster cadence and all of a sudden I was flying along much faster!