Longing to be unleashed

Anyone had any New year promises? I have promised myself to try not to overdo everything like I sometimes do – I swear, one very beautiful day my wife will go nuts on me 😀

One thing I really hope for during the coming year is that one charity running project me and my wife plan will become successful. I will tell more of that later…

Now to the running.

Yesterday I had a resting day. It was well appreciated since it had thawed on New years eve which made the thick layer of snow half melt. Then it froze again :(. So we can say I was grateful not to run yesterday.

However, today unfortunately, it was quite the same. I was supposed to do run in rolling hills which is for making the body recover better after uphill work. As it was the icy ground wanted me to kiss many times enough, so I didn’t want to take any unnecessary risks. Instead I ran on almost plain ground, which still made it hard enough without dancing quick step. To make the heart feel like it had hill-work I made short fartlek sessions followed by easy intervals until the heart rate was down to around 130 again.

One great thing was that I felt fully recovered now from the strength training earlier in the week. I even felt much stronger. When I speeded up during the run I felt that I wanted to do a lot more. It was like all the muscles in my upper body wanted to be unleashed in an explosion. Fantastic! I can only hope that it will feel similar during the 4k time trial later this month 🙂

Detailed Garmin data

Day 13, 2nd build up
40 to 50min over rolling hills – work the hills

Lap Distance Time Avg Pace Avg HR Max HR Avg Cadence
1 8.54 47:48 5:36 138 164 91

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