This morning we had our last run training session with Vic Mitchell from DC Run and I was looking forward to the time trial and hopefully beating my past result.
During our third session with Vic we ran a 2 km time trial and I got a time of 8:17 which I was very happy with at the time. Most of my runs are a LOT slower than that but mainly because I have been running for distance and not time in my training runs.
Today I got a time of 7:56 which means I’ve cut a whopping 21 seconds from this distance. Needless to say I am very chuffed to have had such a positive result and I will definitely be looking to get some more technique training from Vic in the future.
My goal after the marathon is to improve my efficiency by improving my running technique and doing much shorter races to implement this. I’m sure this will be a long, slow process but it will be much better for me in the long run (no pun intended) as I want to be able to run forever!
So a big thank you to Vic for the early morning sessions and David from DC Run for organising our group. I highly recommend you contact these guys if you want to improve your running and live in the Sydney area.
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Wednesdays are a killer day for me, training-wise. I start the day early with a DC Run group training session hosted by champion athlete Victoria Mitchell before work, hit the gym at lunch for something light like yoga or a swim, and then I finish the day with Nike Run Club.
This morning was a tough session with Vic and I must be honest and say that I feel like I I let her down as I did not get the chance to give it 100%. Unfortunately during the session my hamstrings muscles and adjoining muscles started to tighten up, so because of the pain I decided that it was better to not push it, and take a step back. Especially so close to the marathon.
We were doing 600m intervals and on the 2nd last one I took some fuel off the fire nearer to the end and slowly jogged the last 100m. I had to do the same again on the last interval too as the muscles (especially in my right leg) were burning and felt like they were rock hard. It was really limiting my movement so I took it easy on the slow jog back to the office too.
I was a bit worried, as I knew I had run club tonight and needed to be able to run 7km. One of my team mates suggested a hot bath and it gave me the idea that during my lunch break I should hit the sauna & spa at my gym. And i’m so glad that I did, my legs are feeling much better now and I should be fine taking the slower pace group tonight.
Tomorrow I have a 1 hour remedial massage scheduled and i’m sure that afterwards my muscles will be feeling fabulous. But if not, I promise to take it easy for my 20km run on the weekend and to visit the physio next week as a precaution. Better to be safe than sorry.
I’m really looking forward to run club tonight now too, let’s hope it stays dry.
Happy running 🙂