My Marathon Training plan calls for a medium long run mid week. I am thinking 20-24 Km.( 12-14 miles). However I am lazy and really just getting back into it ( and overcoming a bad cold)so I ran only 18 Km.
I ran with a friend,Peter, who is also planning to run the Melbourne Marathon next month. He finished 4 th for the Masters in our age group so he is a reasonable runner. ( oh I finished 3rd if you are wondering 🙂 ).
Running with Peter made it far easier than just plodding around the streets by myself.
As I said we only ran 18 Km. Two laps of my 9 Km course. Not a particularly hard course although there are a few turns and a few hills ( and even some grass).
Certainly a reality check in the extreme for me. I did not find it very hard nor was the pace much at all. But when the Garmin results were examined we had run at 5.46 pace. 😦
How did I get so slow? It certainly felt a lot faster than that snails crawl.
There is a lot of work I need to do.
This morning did a photo shoot for the local newspaper so no time for exercises. So far only one set of 30 push ups.