So Wednesday night was my 8 mile run and first time in a week id run back to back.
I picked this sort of butterfly shaped route :
It has a few tasty inclines and drops in it, but i managed to get around in one piece and again pain free!!! Getting around in about 1hr09mins.
So pleased am i , that Ive decided to re-introduce the speed work and complete tonight’s full schedule of 5 miles with 6 * 100 metre strides.
Ive chosen this tough five mile route :
And i’ll once again make use of Higher Walton Road for my sprints as its too dark to get down to the bridge over the river.
In other news, i was surprised to see that for Saturday I am down for either a rest day or cross training……..i cannot remember the last time i had that option on a Saturday!! For Sunday i am toying with the idea of running last weekends 16 miler that i missed. I am down for 12 miles and that is probably what i should run……but i am tempted to recover some lost milage and use the fact that the marathon is on a Monday, giving me an extra days rests…….hmmmm i should be sensible but i am just not sure i will be!!
Richard Whitehead won Paralympic athlete of the year :
And Running.Competitor.com have posted up an article about key core exercises for runners which is an interesting read.