Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Diary of a Sub 40 Minute 10K #4
I managed to get through Saturday's 12.5km run without injury, and then ran a very easy 6km the next day in icy conditions. My last run was yesterday (Tuesday), once again in -4C or -5C. The cold didn't bother me as much as the nagging discomfort in my hamstring - a tightness. Worse, I feel like I've lost all my fitness. Feel heavy, slow and tired.
Because of the increased discomfort on yesterday's 7km run, I was iffy about this morning's run. Since my alarm didn't go off, it was probably just as well.
I'll probably head out again tomorrow, try to run a flat route.
Since there's not much to write about in terms of pace, HR etc, I'm going to draw your attention to some funky additions Nike have made to their NikePlus site. Have a look at this:
The trick is going to be getting that 1km time down to 4 minutes and then lower still. And that 5km time down to 20 minutes and less. That's the only way to realistically achieve a Sub 40 minute 10K.
As for the future, I'm gunning for a 10km race at Windmill Casino in early August. I expect I'll use up the few remaining days in June recovering from this injury, and dedicate July to getting back on the ball - improving speed and stamina. I'll try to get close to 47 minutes or 48 minutes on that run. Let's see how it goes though.