This week (or last week now that I’m a day late posting, oops) began again with the Parkrun…I hadn’t done it for a couple of weeks so was looking forward to seeing if my training had paid off. I was therefore disappointed when I ran 30 seconds slower than last time 🙁
My husband decided to try to out run me in the last 50 metres but he finished firmly behind me! This is where I intend him to remain so has been my main motivation this week! Not that I’m competitive or anything….!!
After, very un-scientifically, analysing my performance, feeling tired and heavy legged from Kettlebells the evening before isn’t helping me to achieve my goal. So, as much as it pained me to miss my Friday night Kettlebells, I opted for the Thursday lunchtime class instead this week, which was probably sensible anyway after a 9-hour shift on my feet all day Friday!
I also missed my Wednesday evening circuits due to a late shift, so very inconvenient! Instead I opted for a morning swim…I have always found in the past that I run better after a few weeks of swimming due to it increasing my lung capacity and I was very happy with my 40 lengths in less than half an hour 🙂
And finally (although technically secondly but I seem to be writing my week backwards today…) I did my speed session on Tuesday morning. This was the same as two weeks ago (6 x 400m with 400m jog recovery) but I pushed myself with the speed part and was very pleased to complete my efforts at 12.5km/h pace.
I definitely prefer the speed to the hills and is probably more conducive to my goal to run faster so over the next few weeks I will be trying out these speed sessions.
What exercise have you done this week? Are you finding the heat is affecting your training or does it not bother you?