Wednesday 4 January 2012

Almost silly o'clock (Janathon day 4)

Back to the early morning running..

The Tonbridge christmas tree's days are numbered
I was fortunate enough to be starting work at 10am (or to be more accurate 10:16am - whoops), so I didn't have to wake up at silly o'clock in order to fit in my run.

Over the last few months I've been suffering with a dodgy hamstring. It is on the mend, but I really do need to be careful with all of this back-to-back running. After today's run it was feeling a tad tight, so I'll need to keep an eye on it. It would also help if I actually followed the training plan I created to help avoid such tightness. It follows the hard-easy-hard-easy principle of training but adjusts it to an easy-recovery-easy-recovery pattern. The only exception being parkrun, where I run a bit harder (tempo-ish pace at the moment).

So far I've been keeping the pace in my easy or recovery zones, but not cutting down the distance on the recovery days. I need to stop believing that I'm some kind of machine and accept that my poor, aging human hamstring needs a tiny bit of help with its recovery every few days. With that in mind, tomorrow (day 5) I am going to run a tiny 3km route starting underneath big ben and looping around the River Thames, hopefully avoiding the mass groups of tourists.

In addition to the running I did 5 sets of 10 push-ups during my lunch break.

5.1km (28 minutes)

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