....I'd better write up my last run and then forget it!
It was Sunday's long run and I found it a real stinker! Not the weather; that was OK though a bit warm by the time I finished; not even the distance should have been a problem, but it became a significant one for the last 8km of a total of 24km. At 16km I could have finished happily but by that time I was back at the school where I started, and there were still 8kms to go.
I hadn't intended to be there until I'd finished the whole 24km, but I had this terrible burning in the ball of my right foot- I get this often in long runs - and had to remove my shoe to ease the pain, so I decided to finish 8km bare foot on the grass. The grass was sheer magic but my body wouldn't co-operate; why I found this 8km sheer hell, I don't know! Why I thought I would collapse, I don't know. Why I had to go to bed for several hours, I do know....ageing might be why! Why I found 24km so difficult, I don't know! It's not that far considering the distances I ran last year for Blackmores Marathon in Sydney.
Fortunately no one was around to hear the gasping for breath - I need one of those things Ewen has started using! - the moaning and groaning that accompanied me around and around and around and around that damned field for 8kms! Even 8kms isn't that far, so why it all fell apart, I don't know. I was just plain bloody exhausted!
Anyhow.....I feel fine today and had a rest from all running.
Here's Sunday's Run:
24km @ 7:30 min/km
Time = 3 hr 8 min!
Avg pace = 7:51 min/km
AHR 114 (72%); MHR 130 (82%) (I have a new HR strap and transmitter that works!)
5km laps = 39:52; 37:17; 39:14; 38:32 & 4k in 33:27
Oh well, just one of those things I hope!