Thanks to some great advice on my last post I have changed my schedule again. I think this time it seems more balanced and hopefully I will arrive at my 10k goal not only with greater endurance but also speed and strength.
My first 40 min run last Sunday was fine I felt awesome after and got through it with the usual mix of relaxation, manta and breathing. Tuesday's 40mins however was pretty full on (that's Jeddah speak for plain old horrendous) as I have a few niggles and sores which I won't bore you with. They are nothing major at all but as they are a nice few in number and I felt pretty tired that day I spent the whole run trying to have an outer body experience and failing Anyway I did it and even kept my friend motivated too who was grappling with some nasty shoulder pain from our weights class the day before.....what a sorry state we were compared with Sunday, when our elation at running 40mins had us rolling around the floor work area of the gym like playfull kittens doing exercises and stretches but mostly laughing. Thank goodness for the relaxation, mantra and breathing!! They just about got us through it.
So, following the previous advice i have a different plan for run2. It will now be my tempo run....oohhh get me with the technical terms, I really read a lot this week and some of it even made sense so I will go for a 40min tempo then run 3 will be a 50 min long run. From now on run1 is 20 mins intervals run2 tempo 40 mins ish then run 3 long run (last weeks time plus 10 mins upto 10k) I know what I mean
So here we are a new approach and only 6wks to race day but even if I fail to increase my speed to where I want it I know my endurance and determination will take me the rest f the way.
Still awaiting my green badge of shine-ness.....