Firstly I cant believe I haven’t done a Training post since the 19th May. Secondly I cant believe I have done so few runs between the 20th May and 23 June!!! However there are a few reasons (excuses) for the lack of activity. Although I must say the runs I have done, have been pretty high quality for me.
Saturday, May 20, 2017, Run Completed: 13.36 mi ~ 2:09:44 (9:42 min/mi).
This was my last run before the Edinburgh half marathon. I maybe ran it at 95%, as I wanted to push myself to gage what sort of time I could aim for. However I didn’t want to push myself too much and risk injury. After this run I tapered by only doing walks with the wife and dog. Averaging 4 miles a day.
Sunday, May 28, 2017, Run Completed: 13.33 mi ~ 1:54:09 (8:33 min/mi)
This was the Edinburgh Half Marathon. I was very happy with my time, and performance. Not bad for a dude wearing sandals haha. After this I took a couple of weeks off. Allowing me to recover physically but also mentally. In this time I was still walking over 4 miles a day, which I classed as active recovery.
Saturday, June 10, 2017, Run Completed: 13.06 mi ~ 2:11:00 (10:01 min/mi)
My first run after my time off. Ran under MAF conditions. Happy with the run, and I felt good and healthy.
Monday, June 12, 2017, Run Completed: 9.01 mi ~ 1:41:41 (11:17 min/mi)
This run was funny and disgusting. I was doing fine, then I got bad guts half way around. Had to stop in a sheep field for a number two. Then walked/jogged the rest of the way home. So to average 11:17 minute miles was actually pretty impressive!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Run Completed: 10.07 mi ~ 1:36:50 (9:37 min/mi)
I knew I was away for a friends 40th birthday party at the weekend, so I squeezed another longish run in. Again I was happy with how I ran and the average pace I set. Then after that weekend I have picked up a hamstring niggle, too much drunken table tennis perhaps. So I haven’t ran at all this week.
I am hoping to do a 13-15 mile run tomorrow. Then taper next week. As on the 2nd July I have another Half Marathon race.
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