Hello lovely people,
I hope that you are all well and taking in the little bit of sunshine that we have been having this week.
My running week/triathlon training has been going really well, Mondays 10k was in a reasonable time of 1hr 3mins and although for some of you who read my weekly notes will remember that I said I had hoped for a sub 1hr 10k by the end of May I had already hit that earlier in the month so felt as though I didn't need to push it too much. Thursday was a brick session with an hour on the bike and a 5k run. Completed that in 1hr 31mins which was 90 seconds faster than the previous week. Most of that came on the bike but I felt better on the run so pushed the last 2kms and actually finished with what could loosely be called a sprint finish (at least it felt that way to my little legs). Then this mornings run started off in my head as a nice slow run, the memo didn't quite reach my legs and ended up running a personal best 27.51 which is a full 29 seconds faster than my previous PB. Talk about peaking at the right time. I couldn't believe my split times for today my last km was in 4.44, that's my best ever time!
My triathlon is next Sunday (5th June) so this week is what's known as a taper week with only a couple of runs a gentle swim session and a bike ride just to keep the system going and hopefully I should be rearing to go on the day. The one down side to this week is somehow I have managed to get a couple of really sore blisters on the soles of my feet right near the balls of my feet. I have been wearing some compeed blister kits and they do alleviate the soreness somewhat but any good ideas to get my feet in shape by Sunday would be most appreciated.
I hope that you all have a good week of running, stay well and injury free!