Running longer and faster… a few thoughts…

A day “without” finally reaching its end…

This will be short. Up a little before 7am, aimed to the mat after a porridge breakfast. Short core session (E’s program including the V for 10 seconds (yapp, surprised myself with those ones). Have not done any core workout for a while note and yes it is bad and yes I know it! So today was surprising me really when I could feel the core working as if nothing had happened… Anyhow, when finished, packed my gears for my lunch interval run. No need to say that this should be done in the evening to ensure nothing is forgotten… By the time I reached the ferry I remember forgetting my jacket… Great!

Lunch time arrived and I went to change quickly for my intervals. Had eaten a strong breakfast, a banana for snack and drank powerade blue during the morning. Should have been fine. Left the office with a brilliant sun and actually the windbreaker was not missed. Started with 2K easy warm up, little stretching and of I went for my first 5K. Turned right after the bridge and despite knowing the construction areas on the way I ignored them and continue my run. Pace was fine, a bit fast first km, but ok feeling. By half way and despite my nicest smiles, the guys repaying the road asked me to turn around and aim back to where I came from… Which I did. 5K in 22:16. Ok, I would say. The second one started with a downhill and then pretty flat until Arendal. A bit windy there… Second 5K in 22:14. Not to good feeling so. Stomach started cramping. To warm I stripped one of my long sleeves and started the 3rd and last interval. Original pace was much slower than the two first even though still within the range. By km 2 I felt bad and stopped a short while. Started to run again but it ended pretty fast after 660m, and I continued a dull cool down back to the office for 5 km. Total of 20.5 km in 1hr44. Not to bad but crap feeling. Definitely not a good workout.

The whole day felt this way. Sun shining outside was not helping so I turned into Easter sweets we had in the pantry but not really helping either. Worked late and nice dinner late as well. So hitting the pillow now and hope for a better day tomorrow.

5 responses

  1. Vad är det för dåligt med 2*5 @ 4.27?

    March 28, 2013 at 6:59 am

    • Känslan var dåligt. Jag håller med att tiderna var bra (det är som att vinna ett lopp men man är missnöjd pga tiden man fick… Man har ju vunnit!).
      Jag vet att det var mer att ta och ge och tyvärr fick inte det.
      Målet var 1 intervall under 22:00, och det var/är inom räckhåll…

      March 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

  2. Piece of cake.

    March 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    • Precis det jag tänkte! Och DÄRFÖR var det en dag “UTAN” 🙂

      March 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      • I read your mind 🙂

        March 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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