After missing my run with Gill on Monday morning (due to lack of sleep on Sunday night) I’d arranged to meet her on Tuesday morning to do our 5 mile loop instead. I felt ok, if a little tired when I woke up, but didn’t feel many ill effects from the run and Bodypump on Monday night.
I met Gill at 6:30 and we ran the 5 miles in just over 46:30. I let Gill carry the pace, and she did well in starting off steady for the first two miles, then increased her pace progressively over the last 3 miles. The second mile has a bit of an uphill in it, so she did well to keep her pace pretty steady from the first mile.
Although it wasn’t her fastest 5 miles we’ve done together (it wasn’t far off), but it was very well paced and a good run. She said she felt good about it too.
On the run, about 4 miles in I got a really strange tight feeling in my biceps… obviously my arms rebelling after Bodypump last night. I loosened them off (swinging them by my sides) and kept running. During the run there were no signs of the previous hip flexor strain or whatever it was that I was feeling, and I was pleased that the rest seemed to have beaten it.
Directly after the run I felt ok, but when I got back to the flat I felt knackered – and just wanted to go back to bed!! I think I’m still tired from not getting enough sleep on Sunday night. My biceps, triceps, neck and oddly enough my hip flexors felt really sore as I was getting ready for work. 😦
So I’ve decided I’m going to (miss my swim and) have an early night tonight and get some sleep to help my body rest and recover. I know this feeling, and sleep should hopefully fix me. 🙂 I’ve learned to listen to my body, and right now it’s shouting at me to catch up with some well needed sleep!
Two Week Food Test continued…
Day 9 of the Two week food test…. and I had something different for breakfast today:
Smoked Haddock and tomatoes!
It was well nice (although it did make the flat a bit stinky after it was cooked). 🙂
A definate breakfast keeper for after this two week food test. I’m seeing some pretty positive results from the food test which I’ll share with you when I summarise the test at the end of the two week period. 🙂
Revised Training Plan Week 3…
Here’s the revised training plan for this week (3):
Mon: AM Rest, PM: 3.1M Speedwork, Bodypump (Upper strength workout for the week)
Tue: AM 5M easy, PM: Rest – long SLEEP/ early night
Wed: AM Circuits, PM: 7M (easy or) intervals
Thu: AM Lower weights, PM: 4-5M steady
Sat: 4 hour run
Sun: Rest, possibly swim / Teach Swimming