This week's program seems to be mostly running with no trck and just one tempo session. OK with that, but running in such cold, windy weather for me is twice as hard as on a better day. Home and totally exhausted; surprised I felt so "done in" for the rest of today, especially unexpected after a good night's sleep and not covering much distance. So very tired and stiff. Has to be the very cold weather!
Distnce Run: 50 - 75 minutes. Through Renwick and surrounds.
I did 75 min.... 9km Avg. pace 8:30m/k TE Improving!
To avoid a flooded section on the cycle path, our RD, Barry, set out an alternative course in the shape of a 'T'. I liked it, not so much to avoid the water and wet feet, but more because after the 2nd turnaround, it felt much quicker getting back to the start!
My 59th Bowral Parkrun: 35:40 ...9 secs better than last week! Avg. pace 7:16m/k Avg. Cadence 170spm AHR 86-97% of max.
Worst conditions ever! Fierce and bitterly cold wind; soggy grass hill and a huge puddle across the cycle path ... with worse to come at the weekend. I check out our parkrun course on Thursdays during winter so that the RD can then decide to use an alternate course on Saturday if necessary. That is under way right now and we'll know tomorrow where to run on Saturday.
8km from Briars to end of cycle path and back. through the slush and ankle deep water.
From school, Diamond Fields Road and return to school. Cool with light, steady rain ..... perfect conditions for a longer run. Took a few walk breaks so as not to overwork hamstring on such a hilly course.
90 minutes 10km AHR 72-90% of Max. TE 2.8 ...Maintaining.
Bowral Parkrun course today to check on cycle path. All puddles, bar one, have dried up. The very large one last Saturday has shrunk and provided there's little or no rain tomorrow, all good for Saturday.
Today: 8.14km (1hr) TE 3.4 .... Improving! Felt sluggish!