Yesterday I was a good girl, and did my run, despite the fact that I was still very tired, not hungover you understand, from the brilliant costume party I went to on Saturday night. I thought it would be good to do the training near the tennis club, as it's in a private estate with nice smooth roads. I knew it would be a little hilly, but thought I could manage ok if I stayed at the flatter end of the hill, just some small inclines. I did pretty good, but boy is it hard to run at 150 bpm! It felt so slow. I'm not a fast runner, I barely hit the 'fast jog' zone most runs, but this felt super slow, it was hard. However, the 165bpm made up for it Overall, I enjoyed the speed training and I was able to squeeze it in to a busy day, in time to do my yinyoga.
Tomorrow I was planning to run further along the Thames or in Richmond park, as I have to drop my daughter in Kingston, but my shoulder/neck pain is back with a vengeance. I think I slept awkwardly on it last night, so I will have to see how I feel and then decide whether I run or not.
I am planning to run while I'm on holiday though, so I will be packing my trainers and running gear. I just hope I can manage in the heat, but I will be thinking of all of you, slogging away in the cold, the dark, the wind and the rain (and the snow, for some of you) while I run around Universal studios and Harry Potter World with my daughter Bring it on!!