There are some pretty nifty skills on display here.
I still don’t like riding bikes though!
Time: 51m 35s
Mile Pace: 6m 46s
Notes: Not perfect, but better.
5th mile has a gentle incline, which somewhat explains the slight drop in pace.
Miles 6 and 7 were much more satisfying. Trying to find what feels like my breaking point and then trying to hold that pace. The simple pleasure comes from holding it for a little longer, or maybe running a little faster, than you thought you could.
I’ve not forgotten about writing about the weekend’s events, but I’m still not sure about what I think, or rather, whether I can verbalise what I’m feeling.
Crap effort and attitude from me on Saturday’s run meant that I pushed myself to hold a plank position for a little longer today - 6m 30s done.
It’s been a strange weekend. I don’t know whether to write about it or not.
My last work day at the circuit for the year.
I have a date.
Do I look alright?
Wish me luck!
Time: 36m 36s
Mile Pace: 6m 38s
Notes: I don’t like myself at all when I run that fucking badly.
It’s not about the pace, it’s about the way that I ran. It’s rare that I’m so upset/frustrated with myself that I end a run early. That’s what happened this morning.
I just feel like I’m going to implode at the moment.
My ability to turn any situation into an ethical/moral dilemma is frankly breathtaking.
Distance: 7.01 miles
Time: 48m 06s
Mile Pace: 6m 52s
Notes: If last night was all about my hilarious, and excruciating, attempt to complete a 6 minute plank (or abdominal bridge if we’re going to be technically accurate), this morning was all about the run.
The UK was due to be lashed by a storm today (I appreciate that I’m entirely fulfilling the stereotypical image of the British by talking about the weather, but you can see what I mean here.), so I thought I’d try to beat it’s arrival. That doesn’t work quite so well when you press the snooze button on your alarm and your 6:15am run becomes a 7:40am run…
On the positive side I avoided the rain. On the negative side the wind arrived when I had about 2.5 miles still to go, and the route I’d taken meant that I was running straight into it.
Unsurprisingly doing so showed up some of the many weaknesses that I’ve still got - although the split times don’t drop off too much, my attitude towards the run certainly did! There was no chance of me stopping the run, but my rhythm definitely changed and I might even confess to getting a little grumpy…
It would seem that blustery conditions are my running nemesis!
The last minute of a 6 minute plank is a combination of agony and hilarity.
You need to see this.
You need to see this.