And we have ourselves at another Friday. Here is a summary of how the week looks so far in terms of training:
- Monday: Slow 4.1 miles/6.6k in 36:43, 3.5k in 31:09 with the Tempest Runners
- Wednesday:Slow 5 miles/8k in 47:14
- Thursday: Steady 3 miles/4.5k in 24:03, two hours of teaching pole in the evening
I like the gentle week so far – my guess is to ease you into running to a plan, and before you know it, you’re running intervals and Yasso 800s like a champ. I hope the transition is that seamless!
Strava always measures my run distance as shorter than my Garmin, and even MapMyRun (which I use sometimes to measure the runs before I go). It only cuts a small bit off, but it’s not the same to run a 10k race, and find your Strava has measured it as 9.8k! Not good for my pride 😉
The intuitive running is taking a back seat, and I’m getting into paced running again. This is more challenging than it sounds! During yesterday’s run, I had to run 3 miles ‘steady’ pace in 26 mins, but I was 2 mins faster. During the run I had to remind myself to run ‘steady’ – and to be honest, I wasn’t sure at that stage what my ‘steady’ is. Apparently it’s marathon pace, so I’ll use that.
See, I wasn’t lying when I said a few months ago that half the challenge of this marathon would be interpreting the plan lingo!
This weekend we are heading to Yorkshire! What a pair of social butterflies. My friend’s family owns an old pub right in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales (prepare yourselves for more photos), and my lovely god daughter turned 1 yesterday. I’ll spare them the risk of baking them a cake, and watching their scared faces as they take the first bite!
Also, last night I watched the first episode of ‘Ja’mie: Private School Girl’ on BBC3. I love Chris Lilley! I know this series is probably old news in Aussie, but I am loving seeing Ja’mie and all the Aussie scenery again. It’s totally quiche.
At the pole studio (and all other studios too it seems) it’s handstand February. Here’s a T for Tempest that I did with another Tempest Runner – please excuse the tight leggings!!
Ermmm, and just as an FYI, this arrived in the post today!! (please don’t judge me):
Good thing we have plans this weekend, otherwise I might not see daylight for the next 48 hours.
Does anyone else use Strava and have the same issue?
Have a great weekend!