Program : 90min or 15km
|From Highlands School/Diamond Fields Road and back.|
Higdon's program uses 'time on feet' for long runs but being a slow runner, I prefer 'distance' and so I returned to the F.I.R.S.T. training program I'd been using prior to switching to Hal Higdon's. I just wouldn't get far enough in 90 minutes as Higdon imagines!
2 hours 2 minutes
5km splits ~~ 41:10; 41:58; 38:55 ....
I ran the first and last kilometres around the school. I chose Diamond Fields Road for a change to the lovely bush scenery as well as for its hills...of which there are plenty! Going out was fine but when I turned around at the end of DF Road, I was hit by a blast of cold wind that stayed with me all the way back to the school...nasty! But DF Road is such a pretty bush setting with open fields all around, it was worth the unpleasant conditions.
I have to admit to being all tuckered out at the finish; felt dreadfully tired, so in quick succession I did the following : drove home, showered, cup of tea and an Anzac biscuit, flopped on the bed and slept for 2 hours! I always feel worse after sleeping during the day, so I moaned and groaned about that until I had a cup of hot pumpkin soup which I drank greedily and now, sitting down to bring my blog up to date, I feel almost human, but not quite!
For the Week....39km