Post Weekend - A New Beginning
Purpose: new start
Distance: 9.6 km
Time: 60' 45"
Rate: 6' 20" per km
Recovery: 10 minutes in river
Weather: sunny, temp 18 degrees, humidity 55%, wind cool SE 10 kmph
Purpose: improve on yesterday
Distance: 12.2 km
Time: 73' 05"
Rate: 6' 00" per km
Recovery: 5 minutes in river
Weather: sun/cloud, temp 15 degrees, humidity 55%, wind cool Sth 10 kmph
Week: 21.8 km, April: 137.3 km
Year: 1245.8 kms in 15 weeks at ave 83.05 km pw
I have been struggling recently both mentally & physically. But an on-line survey about marathon training was followed up on Saturday with a 1 hour 45 minutes face to face interview over a cup of coffee.
This seemed to be the perfect tonic, a chance to express my own opinions to an unknown. Almost like a therapy session. And it worked.
Then Sunday had the running of the Canberra marathon & ultra where many of my friends competed, and ran very well.
I like the inspiration of them just running, the hard road surface doesn't do anything for me.
I have also been battling a sore hip/glute/flexor on the left side. Somehow, this has also decreased in being a problem. Still a bit of tenderness, I'll have to be on guard.
The waters of the Murrumbidgee River a still high due to last week's rain and now very cool. Perfect for my needs, with 10 in yesterday & 5 minutes today.
Big improvement in km rate & felt much easier. Hope this trend also continues.
Easter coming up at the end of this week will be a problem to get any running done as a trip away to near Newcastle to visit in-laws, who certainly don't run. Might be lucky to get out on a couple of non travelling days.