No rest for the knackered

Back on the treadmill

Too soon perhaps? Last night’s regular training run didn’t seem to be faster than ususal and the GPS record when examined afterwards confirmed it; a measly 7.11 miles at an average of 5.5mph. However I was at the back of the field most of the evening and suffering.

Obviously that’s going to get me nowhere in the forthcoming Tynedale 10k, well not nowhere hopefully 10k but in terms of placings… well you know what I mean. The fact was I was still knackered after our afternoon walk in the Lakes last weekend. I’m still finding it difficult not to eat everything in sight. The fridge is now empty save for some garlic stuffed oilives bought in Keswick market on the Saturday we were there.

So the plan for the next few days, the 10k is on the 1st July, is build up the constant run capability. Road work, maybe down by the Tyne at Corbridge. We’ll just have to see how it goes over the next week or so. At least I don’t have to wear rubber like some Triathalon Training

2 Replies to “No rest for the knackered”

  1. I have come to the same conclusion. I've also been reading up on how long it takes for an oldie like me to recover compared to.. well not so old people. It's frightening and in a couple of years it seems like I'll be in permanent deficit!

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