Found it, it wasn’t down the sofa or in my jeans pocket. Still don’t know where it was but my mojo, its returned, 7miles into a hurricane Gertrude affected run. Not in time for Saturdays stocksbridge chase 10k.
Since the last post I actually managed to run 2x track interval sessions, an 8miler, a couple of 7milers and Mondays 10mile soakfest in torrential rain and gales. My mind tried to make me stop at 7miles but this time I thought no way I am fighting on. Eventually I did stop thinking jumping on a tram would be quicker than running the last 2miles to work. I was badly wrong. It wasn’t.
Last night was the second time (with last week) in 5yrs of being an hallamshire Harrier I had tried the dreaded track interval sessions, they hurt but are rewarding as a hard speed session and hopefully if I continue doing Tuesday on the track I can finally kick on and chase sub 38min for 10k.
Today with still tired legs after the track I attempted a 7 or 8 miler. I was fine for the first 2miles but then I started to tire. I gritted my teeth and even managed to go from averaging 7:56min miles to the heady heights of………..7:34min miles. Lol
5miles in I was suffering. Do I continue towards meadowhell and try for 7miles or be sensible and just do 10k?
10k it was and a needed cuppa & chat with stu and debs at Accelerate.
Anyone in sheffield not ITK Accelerate is a specialist running shop on attercliffe road. They also organise and support a fell running series called the gritstone as well as sponsoring other races like the 10ten10. Always happy to provide a cuppa and chat with no pressure to buy, it is always worth a visit.