In ten days I have a 10k race in Exeter that I would like to PB in. Trouble is I have done little (ok read none) speed work in preparation.
With trepidation and dread I decided on a tempo session today. I really don’t like running fast (ok read faster than norm) it really is just too much dam effort! My enthusiasm for it plunged lower when the rain decided to come the minute I put my kit on.
I jogged out for a mile. Turned around and raced back. (Ok read, I ran back as fast as my tired achy legs could carry me). Oh boy it was tough and nowhere near fast enough.
Now as I see it I have some options
- Don’t do the 10K!
- The end of next week reduce my running and rest these poor weary Janathon legs
Obviously I am doing number 1, don’t really want to use option 2 and am trying to work out how to run every day and rest my legs at the same time. A conundrum.
I guess booking a race I want to PB in, in January was not a bright idea.
Two miles done, one mile slow, one mile slighter faster but not as fast as it should have been.
As I mixed it up with the running, I opted for the White Truffle Chocolate today
P.S. 8 miles completed on the exercise bike again this morning.