Thanks for all the suggestions on my tired legs. As to answer the question of Amy what kind of shoes I’m wearing during the day: always heels but on my running days they are not very high heels. Walking on flat shoes gives me pain in the back (really it’s true). On workdays I eat my lunch and later in the afternoon a piece of fruit usually an apple. I’m never full or hungry before I go running.
I’ve read your comments and going to try some things before I turn to running before work which I don’t prefer except on very hot days.
- Drink enough water during the day (when I think back on Friday I didn’t drink enough water).
- Go to bed at 10.30 pm on the day before I have a workout planned.
- No wine on evenings before workout days (I’ve had a glass of wine the night before my run Friday).
- As Heidi suggested: I will stick to running after work a little bit longer, maybe my body will adjust to it. If not, I can always go to running in the morning.
Half marathon training week 1:
Wednesday: 30 minute endurance run, pace 7:09-7:24/km with 2 tempo runs of 3 minutes, pace 6:39-6:54/km.
Thursday: Pyramidrun, pace 6:09-6:24/km, 100-200-300-600-300-200-100 m, 3 minute breaks.
Saturday: 20 minute endurance run, pace 7:09-7:24/km. Strenght training upper body.
Sunday: 6 km endurance run, pace 7:24-7:39 /km
Nike Ladies Run 10K Hilversum:
First it was nice to know Marcelle, Syl, Heidi, Amy and Shelley were running together with me or at least at the same day since we have time differences. This definitely helped me at some point of my run.
Secondly let me tell you: it was hot! At least that’s how I experienced it. It was about 20 ˚C/68 degrees with no wind at all and no shadow at most of the track. I have a running jacket where the sleeves can be zipped off so I decided to do that before the run started: good decision!
We started at 12.15 pm, I guess that about a thousand woman ran the 10K. The first 3K I ran too fast, I ran at my 5K pace as I saw after I downloaded my Garmin stats, this was too fast for this weather but I guess I went with the flow. But I had to pay somewhere between 4 and 5K that was the first time I had to walk a little bit and from that point on I walked every now and then for a minute or so.
I brought my water belt but along the track there were people who lived there that handed out water, there were 2 official water points during the route. I was very glad they stood there because I really needed more water.
After 8K the soles of my foot started to hurt, never had that before but I kept on going. At that point I also thought of my blogger friends who would be running with me somewhere during the day and I thought: if they can do it, I can do it too and I kept on going.
I finished at 1:13:49 which wasn’t bad at all considered I walked a bit every now and then. I wanted to finish under 1:11 but the weather wasn’t cooperating today so I’m happy with this result. This time is 6 minutes faster than my last official 10K in September last year so I’m happy about it.
Positive was that the distance didn’t seem that long at all. If I run a 10K for training it seems so much longer than today. And my legs were great today, they never hurt of felt tired during the run.
I have no pictures as I was alone today but I do have a picture of the medal I got:
And after posting this I going to sit in my garden with a well deserved glass of wine and my new book (Breaking dawn by Stephenie Meyer).
Weather: 20 ˚C/68 degrees, sunny, no wind, hot.
Distance: 10 K / 6.2 miles
Average time: 7:23 /km
Average speed: 8.1 km/hour
Goal total km’s/miles week 15:
22K / 14.2 miles.
Total week 15: 13.3 K / 8.2 miles
Goal total km’s/miles week 16:
22K / 14.2 miles.
Pic of the day:
Saturday: It’s finally here, the Dutch translation of Breaking Dawn (Twilight Saga), I’ve been waiting for this.
Sunday: Running outfit for today.
“There will come a point in the race, when you alone will need to decide. You will need to make a choice. Do you really want it? You will need to decide.”