|Just before completing one lap (7.5km) at Deepwater Point
(Photo by Rox)
Week summary: My mileage was down at 112km last week because I did a mini taper Thursday - Saturday. Early in the week was pretty standard except for skipping my PM recovery run on Tuesday. I had done a 5 x 800m interval session that morning.
This was the same session as last week but I went out harder this week and first rep was 2:35. Probably too quick and as a result recovery jogs were slower this week. Next few reps were the pace I was after at 2:43-2:44 but I died a bit on the last rep and only managed 2:50. Averaged 2:43 (3:24/km) pace but not happy with the fade out on the last rep which was a bit of a struggle. Certainly didn’t feel like I could do another one.
24km medium long run on a warm Wednesday morning with Simon Elliott and single runs for the remainder of the week including the regular Thursday run with Clown and my standard pre race day run of 6km plus some strides for some muscle tension.
Mileage will be back up this week and I am planning on running around 39km on Sunday's long run which will be over 3 hours.