Week 27 Aug - 2 Sept
Monday 9.5k 45:49 @ 4:49 HR 143 77%MaxHR
Tuesday 14.5k 1:12:45 @ 5:01 HR 136 73% MaxHR
Wednesday 14.5k 1:11:17 @ 4:55 HR 145 78% MaxHR
Thursday 9.5k 48:40 @ 5:07 HR 133 71% MaxHR
Friday 18.8k @ 5:07 HR 135 73% MaxHR
Saturday Rest Day
Sunday Abanonded run after 4 minutes
After coming back slowily from the flu the week before, I picked it up this week and was going realy well till Sunday (Father's Day). I woke early for my long run with a headache. I took a panadol and thought it might just go away. I started out on my run but it quickly became obvious that this wasn't going to happen. So I turned around and headed back to bed. It turned out to be one of THOSE headaches which knocks me around for days. I have actually been on medication for these for about eigth years but I haven't had an episode for around 18 months. I was even discussing with my doctor the last time I had to get a repeat, about possibly trying to get off the medication seeing I hadn't been having any attacks. Maybe not now.
Anyway I was laid low for three days and didn't go out for another run till Wednesday this week.Week 27 Aug - 2 Sept
Wednesday 9.5k 48:12 @ 5:04 HR 134 72% MaxHR
Thursday 9.5k 46:38 @ 4:54 HR 142 77% MaxHR
Friday 14.5k 1:16:27 @ 5:16 HR 133 71% MaxHR
Saturday Rest Day
Sunday 31.5k 2:54:18 @ 5:32 HR 143 77%MaxHR
So I managed to finish off the week with a decent number of Ks but they were very slow for the Heart Rate. Given that Melbourne is only 4 weeks away it was good to get a 30+K run in, the first for four weeks. Though the last time I did that it was 7 minutes faster and at at lower Heart Rate, so I seem to have lost some fitness. Luckily my race goal is over nine months away, so no need to panic just yet!
I have been reading the 15 Laws of Training
which which was posted on a CR page. Lots of good stuff in there and most of it seems to back up my approach to training.
Lets hope for a healthy couple of weeks training so Melbourne won't be too tough.