Training has been pretty ho hum of late, mostly because my energy and performance have dropped. Also not helped by a recent back strain of unknown origin. I woke up on New Years day with a very sore back. So sore, that I couldn't run on New Years Day. My attempt to run the following day was not met with much joy. I managed a very slow awkward shuffle for a while before muscle spasms forced me to stop and walk. I took the sensible approach and elected to give the back another day off today. I sure hope it is feeling a bit better tomorrow!
There are no major New Year goals at this stage other than to keep up the training and to spend a bit more time in the gym building some strength (particularly lower back strength!). Longer runs have not been going well of late. It looks like it will be a slow road ahead for the next little while.
Saturday - 6 x 300m hill repetitions
Sunday - Long run of 15K - tough going (6:10 min/K pace; HRav - 132 bpm)
Monday - OFF
Tuesday - 9K run with a 1K walk to finish off - body not willing to run the full 10K
Wednesday - fartlek session 8.2K (7 x 30-45 sec @ 3:55 to 4:05/K pace, 1 x 75 sec @ 4 min/K pace)
Thursday - Easy 11K @ 5:50min/K; HRav - 140 bpm
Friday - Easy 8.3K @ 5:50min/K; HRav - 144 bpm
Saturday - 8 x 200m hill repetitions (6.2K with warm up and cool down)
Sunday - OFF
Monday - Slow 10.3 K @ 6min/K; HRav - 139 bpm; then had to walk the remaining 3K
Tuesday - OFF
|As I was born in 1964, I am a Wood Dragon. Here's hoping the Year of the Dragon is good for Dragons!|