"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do." - Allan Sillitoe

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

VO2 Max this morning

Rest day yesterday (Tuesday) and took the opportunity to freshen up the look of this blog. Lost the "My journey to the 2009 Boston Marathon" description as well ... a bit too "Biggest Loser". I read somewhere that you could have a really good drinking game if you had to skol every time someone on Biggest Loser said "journey". Reckon you would be legless before the show was half over.

VO2 Max session this morning. 4km warmup then 6 x 2mins at 5km effort with 90 secs active recovery after each. Approx 5km warmdown. All up 14.75km in 64 minutes (4.20/km). Recovered well between every interval except the second one - only just got my breath back and had 20secs before the next interval. All the others I felt ready to go just after a minute. Last interval was hard going and probably dropped to more 10km pace for the last 45 secs of that one but found that I slipped back into easy running pretty quickly afterwards. Strong SE wind in my face on the warmdown meant that it was still a reasonable effort level as well.

Tomorrow I am heading out for 18.5km and meeting up with Simon part way.


Epi said...

Nice going in recent weeks, you've done some impressive training paces

I'm enjoying your blog as we head for the same goal time in different marathons on the same day.

BTW, thats me two behind you all in black in your new header photo!


Biscuitman said...

thanks - its nice to know there are people out there reading.

Feeling good and hoping to maintain it through to Boston but if I was a betting man, I would back you rather than me.

Pretty sure you passed me in the next km or so - good run, wish I could have stuck with you

cheers, hope to meet you out on the road at some stage