“What am I doing?” these were the words I greeted hubby with after he opened the front door to me when I returned from todays run. Surprisingly he did not close the door on me or reply in any way other than to tell me he would bring me a tea up, as I stormed up the stairs to the bath.
Todays training was meant to consist of 6M of 1M jog and strides, then 10 x 400, with 200m (1-min 30 ) jog recoveries, then 1M jog.
However mine went like this:-
Jog very slowly to place away from Sunday shoppers, traffic or of any onlookers to watch what was not going to be pretty sight.
Run as fast as I can (not very) for .25 a mile, then stop Garmin, bend over double and feel nauseous before pressing the lap button and running .25 mile back. Repeat 10 times getting slower and slower, feeling sicker and sicker and more tireder and tireder, then walk slowly home to soak in the bath. (Actually this should read sulk in the bath) as I pondered why I am doing this.
Have yet to come up with a reply to this, when I do I shall let you know.
I’m not sure I even understand those instructions.
Intervals are tough at the best of times especially by yourself. Don’t be too hard on yourself you’re doing amazingly.
You’re very disciplined following all that detail. Id be lost after it said 1x whatever pace repeat and just go for a run. Sulking in the bath is an essential part of training, I’m sure!
The way I’ve always understood it, intervals work because they show your brain that you can run even after you think you should stop. So it was probably a useful session anyway.
Yep I don’t understand the instructions either. You’re doing amazingly well. I am in awe of the fact that you have completed 6 weeks of marathon training to my one (not sure we’re definitely going to be doing the marathon yet)
I believe sulking in the bath is essential marathon training! 🙂
Its goobledegook to me. You are doing really well, don’t give up – you are doing for the kudos, and the bling and because you didn’t want to be left out of the marathon training gang hehe!!
I am so impressed that you even attempt interval sessions – I concur with everyone else who didn’t understand them! 😉