Wednesday morning and I was ready for my first run since the long one on Saturday. Bellahouston was closed due to ‘Industrial Action’ so we missed our usual Circuits session and did our 5 mile run instead.
It was pretty cold out when I left: 5′C or so. No rain though, and just a little windy. It was cold in the wind, but otherwise it was ok.
We ran from Bella, through Bella Park (in the dark with a torch), up Nithsdale Road, along Terregles Avenue, Dumbreck Road and back to Bella via Mosspark Boulevard.
It was a nice comfortable pace, but my foot was quite sore from the start. It seemed to ease off from about 2 miles in, but definately one to watch out for. My long run on Saturday seems to have reawoken and disgruntled the muscle I strained a little when I went over it on the West Highland Way almost 3 weeks ago. I think I’ll stay off running this week to give it more rest. :-S
I am sort of wondering if my legs can put up with all these mega miles (the ones I’m running in one go). My head and my cardio can, but my ankle / leg seems to have a few issues with it. I guess time will tell, but I’m thinking I’m not going to wreck my legs in order to run mega distances.
Anyway, back to this morning’s run: 5 miles, nice and steady. Very comfortable for me. Gill felt she was going slow, but she was doing well. Nice wee progressive mile splits as follows:
1: 9:17, 2: 9:16, 3: 9:12, 4: 9:10, 5: 8:57.
Gill always pushes it on the last mile, but I’ve suggested she might want to try and push it from maybe mile 2 onwards and see how she gets on. You can make up for lost time in the last mile, but if you run faster over the whole run, you’ll probably get a pb.