Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Ice to see you, to see you...ice.

Much better yesterday.

Did 6 miles plus one of the two drills. I was able to do the steep hill sprints OK but decided against doing 2 x 20s of hopping. The only place I could do them was up the middle of a road where I'd a) risk death and b) look a complete cock.

The run was pretty much fine. My AT muscles were still sore but seemed to respond well to the run and have eased a little since. Only issue was the ice. Even through the woods the snow had been compacted and on pavements and along the single track road many areas were grey ice - thick, solid and treacherous.

Diet went very well too. Obviously the calories from the run helped but I was doing pretty well even without that and finished the day 350kcals under target which I was happy with as a one off as it helped offset the previous 2 days of excess.

Today's exercise will be hill repeats which I'll do on a dreadmill, then tomorrow its cross training at the gym. Friday and Saturday remain a mystery. As its race day on Sunday I'm considering not running on the Saturday to get a bit more spring in the old legs. On Friday though I've to get down to Warwick for 10.30am so I have 3 options: 1) run at the gym at 6.30am, 2) cross train at the gym at 6.30am or 3) have another rest day. I'm erring towards 1 or 2, with 2 having the advantage of not being running (ahead of Sunday) but meaning considerably under target miles for the week.

Any thoughts?

2 comments:

runningcupcake said...

I quite like a gentle run on the friday before a race, but nothing hard. So depends on how you will run- if you would want to go flat out then I would say cross train instead?

Alison @ Running From, Running To said...

I'd say XT on Friday, given then you're still carrying some muscle soreness