Less than 4 weeks until the Paris Marathon. Starting to get nervous.
Today I ran a self invented ‘ tempo ‘ run. Actually I am not sure it is technically a Tempo run but regardless it was something different.
Run consisted of
2.6 Km jog
2km approx jog
Hard 2 Km
2.6 Km steady run.
Distances are set by cross roads but are pretty much what I wanted to do.
FIRST hard effort:
I started really well and seemed to fly. Unfortunately that feeling lasted about 200m.
Tried very hard and ran distance in 7.04.
Afterwards I staggered around feeling terrible.
Distance was of course less than 2 Km but certainly felt long enough.
SECOND hard effort.
The reverse of the first.
Started a bit slower and didn’t try to ‘ sprint ‘ the last 50m like in the first effort.
Felt a bit better upon finishing.
maybe reverse run is faster….time will tell.
Ran the last 2.6 Km home quite well.
I will try this session again even though I felt really really bad at times.
No doubt my body is not used to this ‘ faster ‘ running.
Measured my SLEEP patterns last night….for what it’s worth here are the results.