Week #8

Distance Pace Weight
Last week 42 km 5:35 min/km 100.4 kg
This week 47 km 5:30 min/km 99.8 kg

Highlights of this week:

  • First week under 100kg!
  • Longest run in this season, and also one of the hardest ones
  • No Clinic run this week. Did a faster medium run instead

Overall it was a good week. I did shuffle my week around a little and I ended up running 4 days instead of 5, but that was okay. I did a longer run on Thursday and added 2km to my long run. In the end it worked out well. But I am not quite there yet to put massive hills into the my long runs.

Day #33

20 km mid day long run

Big mistake planning to run up Heritage Mountain Blvd. I nearly died going up there. I had to take three (!) walking breaks just to make it up to the High School. Once I was up there it was okay. It was not easy running to Noons Creek, but manageable. Downhill was, of course, easy after this torture making it up there. The remaining 13 km were fairly uneventful – decent pace all the way back although it did catch up to on the last few kms. I know I will feel this distance in my legs for the next day or two. Curious to see how the Tuesday clinic will work out.

Was fairly cold and windy, but I was so exhausted and warmed up that I hardly noticed the environment.