I remembered tonight why I don’t often make myself run ‘fast’. The after effect or hangover… on Monday I ran faster than I normally would – a 10k time trial in just over 48 minutes. (Faster than my comfy 55-60 minute 10k).
My avg HR was 159, max 174, and I was working hard for most of the 48:28 minutes. Avg pace 7:49 min miles. Running into the wind at points I really noticed it and had to push hard to keep the pace up for the duration.
When my Garmin got to 6.2 miles, I gratefully stopped and recovered for a bit after it, and felt like I’d twinged a muscle in my lower right shin. It was ok, but it niggled for some of the day.
Now 2 days after my fast run, I’m sore. The pain in my shoulders is back. My shins, my calves and my thighs are sore.
It’s funny how a little change in training can have such an impact on your body. (I’m not quite running like all you amazing people who ran the Stirling Marathon at the weekend)…
Hopefully it’ll mean something is working for me / making me stronger / more used to running fast.
I’ll get some good sleeps for recovery too, and as Sandra Beattie said to me on Sunday (with one of her big smiles):
> ‘Motion is lotion’
…so I’ll get some walking in tomorrow too.
Mon: 10k time trial
Tue: 10k easy recovery
Here’s the plan (just over 30 miles to do to get to 💯 mile 🎯by end May):
Wed: Rest (walk) + Coaching PM 5M
Tue: 5-6M (intervals or 10k TT)