exercise: street run
5 minute brisk walk, scrimped today 😳
40 minute run
5 minute cool down walk
It was cold again when I set off just after 10am and 5 minutes into warm-up walk it started to rain which prompted me to start running. I really like doing my 10 minute walk before warming up as I think it really helps with my run but because it started to rain, I just wanted to get started.
It was a good run although the last 7 minutes I felt as though I was running out of steam. I had to slow myself down alot today which is why I think I felt like that. I also tackled a few hills. I had a bit of knee pain coming down one of the hills and had to walk down it. Once I got back on the flat surface, knee was fine. My maximum pace today was 4:37min/km and average was 6:20min/km. Not sure which fire I was running from but that would explain some of the huffing and puffing going on today 😆
I know alot of people hate James Blunts’ song, Good-bye My Lover but I am a bit of a suck and I really like the words. Well today, that came on in time for my stretching and I ended up having the best darn stretching session and I stretched to the entire song, how good is that! I probably should go looking for it post runs all the time, although after a few listens I will probably be face down pounding my fists on the ground 😆
I have been trying to work out whether it is ok to do my weight program and a Spin class in conjunction with my running. I run on Tuesday, Thursday and long run on Sunday. According to my program I will be starting speed sessions in the next few weeks which will be on the Tuesday so I am trying to get my head around the other things I want to do. I need to do one x-training session according to program so I am not sure by doing weights and spin whether that will work out to be to much. I haven’t felt this confident with my running, if ever, so I just don’t want to rock the boat!!
For the Runner’s World “Run it Off” challenge, I just have to get my pre-photo organised and hopefully that will happen tomorrow. I am a little mortified at having to do that not that I think I am going to win anything as pre-photos are only published if you win something. I have to say it has motivated me again to get back into swing and I have been really good the last two days, lets hope it stays that way 🙂