Long Reps last night, my favourite.
The session was gate to gate, ran at Jells Park from, well, gate to gate. It’s about 930 metres and we ran on a 7 minute cycle, so the faster you are the longer the rest, my reps, apart from the first one were spot on 4 minutes each, so a pretty generous rest for me.
We did 4, my first was 4:09 (settling in, gauging how I felt) and the rest 4:00, looking back to 20 October when I last did this there was a small improvement in pace. Last time I averaged 4:21 per km, last night it was 4:18 per km, I wanted to aim for my ideal 5km race pace, so I managed that.
My legs felt great, quite strong and fast, however my breathing was laboured, looks like my CV fitness has some catching up to do.
Work is pretty quiet at the moment, with a change freeze on I’ve got time to get stuck in to some pre work for system upgrade late in January and still have time to nick off at around 3 each day, making the most of that while it lasts. Yesterday I thought I would brave the shops at lunch time, BAD move! I was Ok at first and picked up a few things to try on, then I came over all funny, got very sweaty and shakey and had to get out of there, dropped everything on the nearest table and left quick smart. I haven’t had an anxiety attack in quite a while, they are not nice, I’d advise against them. I ended up buying a gelati and sitting quietly in the sun while I ate, much more fun than the shops at sale time I should have just done that in the first place.
So there you go, bet you didn’t think I could be such a sensitive soul did you
I think I might pop down to The Tan tomorrow morning and do the Victorian Road Runners New Years Eve run before work, there is a 4km and an 8km, probably the 4km for me. It starts at 730am in any one fancies an early morning jaunt, goodness knows I am pretty crap at that time of day but it’s a nice way to end the years running.