Fitness – Week Beginning 16 July
I feel like I’m getting fitter. These days any increases in fitness are small and incremental, but are very satisfying all the same.
On Tuesday I ran a 4:30 mile with a cold. Whilst this is ill-advised and not something I want to try again, the fact that I can run that time with terrible legs and a temperature shows that my basic level of fitness must be high. I shouldn’t have raced given how I felt earlier in the day but still managed a time I’d have been pleased with on a good day a couple of years ago.
Saturday’s track session was pleasing; I managed to run all the 300s in between 45 and 47 seconds with only a minute between efforts. Speed has never been a strength of mine so I know if I can keep up with faster runners on the short track sessions I am doing well.
I just hope I can translate this into a couple more good results before the end of the season, starting with a 3000 at Stretford on Tuesday night.
Monday: 8km easy (8)
Tuesday: BMC Mile, Tipton – 5th in 4:30.54 (8)
Wednesday: rest (0)
Thursday: 16km easy (16)
Friday: AM 9km easy / PM 10km easy (19)
Saturday: track session 8*300 off 60s – 46,47,46,46,46,46,47,46 / PM 9km easy (19)
Sunday : 15km easy (15)