I have decided to take on Nuclear Oblivion in 2018. You can read more about that decision here.
Monday 26 June 2017
It was another slow day from a fitness training point of view, and, again, I only managed my plank.
- #StuIsAPlank – plank – 1 minute 30 seconds
Wednesday 28 June 2017
Having finished the excellent Run With Striders course, it was time for me to push on with something else myself, while looking to tie the St Albans Striders sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings into that programme. I had previously used a 10K training plan from Trail Runner magazine, and found it to be very good, so I decided to go with that again, and it would keep me going for the next 8 weeks, at least. I say ‘at least’ because when I am following a training plan, if I do not complete any given week then I go back and repeat that week. I have enough time to play with, so that will not be an issue here. In any event, at this stage I think slow and steady is the way to go with my running until I get back my fitness and stamina.
This first session of week 1 was a Tempo session. I began with a 10 minute warm up in Z1/Z2, followed by 40 minutes in Z3, and finished off with a 10 minute cool down. However, in reality, I spent practically all the run in Z3 and above. That will sort itself out as I get fitter and my stamina returns, because it seems to be a lot more about where my heart rate rushes to, rather than how I am actually feeling.
I did pick up a few Strava segments : PR on Batchwood Drive Anticlockwise, PR on Beech Rd W, and 2nd fastest time on Bluehouse Hill, and 2nd fastest time on Batchwood Golf to Roundabout. I also got an Extreme Suffer Score of 245.
I finished the day with some late night plank.
- 10K Training Plan (St Albans) – Week 1 Session 1 – 8 kilometres – 1 hour 00 minutes 03 seconds
- #StuIsAPlank – plank – 1 minute 45 seconds
Thursday 29 June 2017
- #StuIsAPlank – plank – 2 minutes
- St Albans Striders (St Albans) – 9.8 kilometres – 1 hour 17 minutes 20 seconds
Friday 30 June 2017
Saturday 01 July 2017
Sunday 02 July 2017
I was a marshall at Judgement Day and you can read more about that here.
- 5 kilometres : 32 minutes 09 seconds
- 10 kilometres : 1 hour 14 minutes 00 seconds