Since I now have been running for a little more than one and a half year, and began from nothing, I thought it might be helpful for some out there to get a piece of my experiences as a beginner. So now I have written an article about what I think made a difference for me in my running. Hope you like it!
Today I went for the 1k intervals on the 2nd round of sub 40 program. It has been a very beautiful day, not very much unlike the earliest springdays we have in Sweden – but it’s much too early for spring yet 😉 Anyway, like all bright spring days, there were also a wind. Today it was meaner than before too, with lots of gusts attacking when you least expected. It made some of the 1k sessions very hard. Every second I had a head wind, but some were worse than others.
I also manage to screw things up with the laps. Somehow my jacket managed to push the start/stop button at two times.. The first was on the 4th lap. Unfortunately I didn’t realise it until after the lap when I saw the frozen time – but I got the most data from the lap, so I’ll just add the lost time from the pace I run at earlier on that. The other was the 5th – but then I only lost 1 or 2 second, so I’ll add that too 😀
Overall the sessions went well in spite of the wind. I don’t know if I’m supposed to push myself to maintain the correct pace in head wind – it do offer a much higher intensity then that might actually be unwanted. But then again, it mirrors reality in races, where unexpected winds can give you a very tough time.
As usual I did the interval excercise in the following order:
- Warm up for some time
- 1k Sessions (Back and forth at a measured sidewalk close to work)
- Cool down back
You know the strain in the back of the leg I talked about in my earlier post – yesterday I think it was – It doesn’t bother me at all in my running. I can’t even remember how or when I got it. Maybe it’s not related to running at all. Or.. It might affect the running but just doesn’t hurt. Strange.. I do feel it when I walk. But it’s not especially bad – just a tiny touch of strain. Hopefully not much to bash my head for.
Yeah, today I also had a Doctor’s appointment for my digestion issues – Yep, still have them. They will do a complete test of me to analyze what’s the cause. But he didn’t believe in lactose intolerance or gluten allergy. Maybe some digestion bacteria or just that my body doesn’t cope well with my whole food change last year. Wouldn’t that be great! Don’t eat healthy, you might get problems..
Garmin data from yesterday (Interested in messing Garmin device? Have a look at my first minutes – it’s on plain ground :D)
Day 8, sub 40 program – 2nd round
start with 6x1k R60 3min 45 to 3min50
|Lap||Distance||Time||AvgPace||AvgHR||MaxHR||HR After 60 sec rest|
Ps. We’re soon a week over time with the childbirth (last Thursday it was supposed to come), and tomorrow we’re going to see if everything is fine, if it’s still growing as it should, or they might start the process then.. So.. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be a dad once more 😉