...'Apartment to Let"!
I couldn't account for feeling at a stage of collapse in today's tempo run, until much later at home I looked at Garmin Connect and saw what poverty of intellect truly means in my case!
This is what I should have done according to my program : TEMPO RUN......
1.5k easy; 3.5k @ MT pace (6:50m/k); 1.5k easy; 3.5k @ MT pace; 1.5k easy.
However, this is what I did :
1.5k easy; 3.5k @ MT pace; 1.5k easy; 3.5k @ MT pace; 1.5k easy; 3.5k @ MT pace; 1.5k easy.
Spot the difference? And I couldn't work out why I was almost stumbling to finish! I knew I'd done this tempo run before (the correct version) and yet here I was thinking: what on earth is wrong with me today, etc. etc
I was dying for water by the last 3.5k and luckily found a hose in the grounds of a sand and gravel workplace. To top it all off, the man in charge gave me a short but concise lecture about the perils of running in the hot part of the day! It was after mid-day by then and the day had become hot and very humid.
After all that carry on, there are some results....good and bad for the three x 3.5km @ 6:50m/k.....
(1) Avg. pace 6:47m/k (6:51, 6:42, 6:33 + 3:42). AHR 84%.
(2) Avg. pace 6:45m/k (6:43, 6:49, 6:52 + 3:12). AHR 82%.
(3) Avg. pace 7:20m/k (7:03, 7:43, 7:21 + 3:29. AHR 82%.
Grand Total 16.5km.
Warning for Ewen : Don't you dare say what you're thinking!