The plan this week said
- Tuesday-1m warm up, 12 x 400m fast, 12 x 200m slow, 1m cool down
- Wednesday-10 miles
- Thursday- 1 m warm up, 3 miles 27 mins, 1 mile cool down
- Sunday-13 miles off road
Well Monday went well, that I managed. Tuesday I measured out a nice flat path in Exeter and whilst madam was at training I managed 9 400 metres before nature called and I had to dash to the club house. Wednesday I left the house at 7 am, so no chance of a 10 mile run, although I did contemplate a 4 am rise, like the old days, but was told by a higher being (thanks Mum) that this was not a good idea. Hubby got home from two days away that night, so in the interest of marital harmony, I did not run in the evening. Thursday morning I did 5 miles before work and the tempo session in the evening. Friday morning I did the second half of the 10 mile run (first half done Thursday morning) that was meant to be done on Wednesday. (Keep up now) Parkrun went off as scheduled, but on return I grabbed the hydration back and headed out off road up them there hills for a 12 mile run. Yes, I know it should have been 13 miles but the legs firmly told me otherwise, I guess thrashing out a speedy parkrun, driving 20 minutes home, then going for a run, is not the best warm up session!
As you can see, lots of juggling was done, but I managed to keep all the balls in the air! Just. This week however I will drop at least three of them, with two days out with work, one including an overnight stay.
Its The Grizzly next weekend so it might just be a good idea to have a lower mileage week, I had already planned a gentler week, now it looks like it might be positively sedentary! Bring it on sedentary I can do.
Today was Mother’s Day, so I started my sedentary life today, may as well start the week as I mean to go on. I did however go for a walk with hubby on the coastal path.
See the land that juts out on the left of this photo, just over that is Exmouth
I am contemplating doing a 20 mile run from that point to where I am standing taking that photo, to……
down this hill, up the next and beyond……………… fits in perfectly with the VLM plan mileage but might be best to hold of entering till after Sunday!