Full of enthusiasm, I drove across to Chev for this week's first workout; ready to warm-up, pressed the 'power on' button of the Garmin.......flat battery! I could have sworn I recharged it yesterday after Saturday's long run. What a mess : no GPS, no stop watch or any kind of watch to let me know distance, pace or even time!
Program : 10-20 min warm-up
4 x 1200m in 6:57 (5:47m/k)
10 min cool-down.
The best I could do was assume the lane was 200m and run like mad for 6 laps to make approx. 1200m reps. There's no doubt VP would have won each and every one today! I did try as best I could but I just couldn't put it all together, so it's probably a good thing I have no record of the session to haunt me further!
Between now and Fisher's Ghost 5km, 11 days, I'll concentrate mainly on the 3 key workouts, making sure I run at the paces set out in the program and just do some walking as cross-training in between. I hope never to be so disorganized again!
Approx. 6.8km......I used the last 1200m as the cool-down!