I don't have any delusions of grandeur, but I do still dream of that sub 3:30 marathon. I'd love to have another crack in the Melbourne Marathon in October. Alas, it all depends on how long this 'fatigue' plans on lingering. Step 1 is my first 10K event in a very long time at the Australian Running Festival this Saturday. Based on my favourite running calculator, using my 5K time from the Women and Girls Fun Run, I could run ~46:35ish. I'd be very happy with that. However, I haven't actually trained to run/race 10K and I'd have to be feeling 100% on the day, something I just can't predict, not even with a good dose of P. It's been a bit of a flat week so far. Monday I thought things were looking up based on average pace and HR data for the Saturday and Monday runs. However, Tues and Wed were not good days. Sluggish, slow, just not right. Wisely I took today, Thursday off and will do a shortish session on Friday in preparation for the 10K on Saturday.
I like to think of myself as the Spielberg of running videos (ha ha) and here is one from Nationals that features Maria O'Rielly (W55) running a magnificent 5:34.82 and Helen Larmour (W50) with a season's best 5:46.56 in the 1500m. They scored Gold and Bronze, respectively. Rock stars!!
W50-59 1500m by jkkingston
Tuesday - 9.2K, Little Black Mountain Loop, 6:20min/K HRav 133bpm. Stopped and chatted with Amanda for a little while.
Wednesday - 11.8K @ 6min/K, HRav 129 bpm.
Thursday - OFF