Trails/Road warm up/down 17:13  2.98 km (5:47 / km) +12m 5:40 / km
ahr:130 max:142 slept:7.5 shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 16
3 laps of the outside with the Purcells. Legs feeling ok, some soreness. Also includes som running on the track.
Nice evening but bit of a breeze from maybe the south or southeast. Warmish.
Headed over the Castleisland from home, off work today and tomorrow studying for Friday. Went to the post office and did some shopping in Dunnes on the way.
Around Muckross there was a moveable stop/go system in place, funny reason why. Branches were being trimmed on the trees on the bends between Muckross Park Hotel and Lough Guitane Road. How they were being trimmed was that the lad with the chainsaw/trimmers was using an open top bus to get at the trees from the top deck!!!
Track intervals 27:12  7.09 km (3:50 / km)
ahr:159 max:183 shoes: Nike Lunaracer+
6 * 800m with 400m recovery in between
2.35 (2.19 recovery)
Times were all less than 2.40, I rounded up for the 2.40 one! But wasn't as happy this week as I felt the effort wasn' consistent enough, too much variation in the time. Still an alright session though and was happy enough with how I was feeling.
I did the leading again this week, Rob Snr & Jnr following behind. Fiachra joined us after 2 and did 3 with us, not the last.
Some lads doing 400s so used them to take the wind for the 2nd 800. There was a headwind between the 2-300 mark. The lads came past on the straight so I tucked in for the bend.
Between the 4th and 5th Rob was talking about all the heavy breathing. During the 5th all I could hear was breathing! So pulled ahead so as not to listen.
Last lap I was wondering what sort of trouble there would be caused by the lads. Did the first lap I thought in 80 but 2nd lap was way faster, I upped the effort and Rob Jnr came after me and pushed on towards the line so I stayed with him. Good finish after what I thought would be a hard ending after starting the sessio hard too, not intentionally.
At least I don't plan on running again until Sunday. And tomorrow should see the return of the colour black to my training week.