It’s time to dust off the training blog, I do believe. To be honest, I was rather superstitious about it, and though my training has resumed and I’m nearly as fit as I was “before the accident”, I’m still not 100% yet. I’ve got some big projects lined up for 2011, though, and can’t wait to share them with you!
Because I spent much of the week before last dealing with a nasty cold and only logging about 15mi/24km, this was a lower total-distance week, but with a full-on long run today. I didn’t do any cross-training/speed work at all this past week, trying to use all available energy on getting this bug out of my system, and I’m happy to say it worked.
Monday : timid 5mi/8km
Tuesday : 7mi/11.2km
Wednesday : off – complete rest
Thursday : 6.3mi/10km
Friday : 8mi/12.87km
Saturday : 4mi/6.4km (This was supposed to be a 6mi/10km day, but commitments got in the way.)
Sunday : 13.6mi/21.8km
Lower over-all distance of 43.9mi/70km – and yes, had I realised it would be 43.9, I would have run the extra .10!
Just a few words about today’s run, because this is the long-run re-cap after all…
I felt great today. I was a little concerned about the cold, because we’ve had a sudden drop in temps and while 5°c isn’t cold for many, it’s a big jump for me. I could just feel from the first 10 minutes that it was going to be a great run.
The wonky distance is due to the fact that my Polar (I have a foot-pod, not a GPS) is in the shop for a battery change/maintenance, so I was just going for things by feel. I had a pretty good idea that I was around a 12mi run, but clearly was a bit over.
I did, however, under-estimate my nutrition as I’d only brought water. I really started bonking around mile 11, and would have probably been fine with a sports drink rather than just H20. I think the cold caught me by surprise.