Before I get into my running I would like to pay my respects to Sir Bobby Robson who sadly died this morning, I am as I will always be a great follower of football, and the first England Manager that I can remember to leave this mortal coil is a very sad. What a gent, an ambassador of football or should I say say British sport, all I can say is Good luck Sir Bobby, you will be sadly missed, one of my sporting heroes, one that will help me through my training, easy compared to 16 years battling cancer.
Anyway back to running, my word I am knackered today. I had a nice easy 4 mile yesterday, this was planned as I knew what I had planned for today, my next uplift of my major weekly training session, the plan should have been 6k + 7 x 800m efforts + 6k, turned out slightly different.
As I work in Filton/Patchway, I contacted Wise Filton College to see if I could use their track during the day, they agreed, so my plan today was to as I said earlier “6k + 7 x 800m efforts + 6k”, my only problem was to work out the 6k, which I didn’t I did 7k. Once I got to Wise the staff were very helpful, and knew that I was booked in. So after 7k of running, I turned up at the reception dripping with sweat thankfully not rain for a change, paid my dues and went round to the track.
My legs were hurting before I started my reps, but I was still urging to to the reps, I start my first rep with the plan 800m in 2 mins 40 with 2 mins recovery in mind, well after the first corner I realised that this would not be the case as the wind was blasting down the finish straight, so I settled with reps of 2 mins 43, and I had to push for that time. The last 2 reps were very hard but still managed to keep that time up.
I must admit that my thoughts whilst under taking the rep section of the days training was to forget the 7k back home, I dragged myself on back along the reverse leg, which although my legs were tired was ok until I got to the hill alongside Filton College, and yes I put my hands up this week this was one of the most challenging things I have done, but I kept focussed on Bristol Half and pushed myself up the hill.
So to tomorrow, I am thinking of 6 miles tomorrow, followed my an easy 10 miles on Sunday, then I will be resting until Bitton 5k on Wednesday… Yes can you believe it more than a week after my last.