Morning Run - Deja vu

in EXHAUST2 months ago

I just finished a 8.581km running that lasted about 0hh:53mm:25ss !


Yesterday I did 6x800m intervals. I had a message from my friend Jon last night asking I wanted to go running this morning to do 5x1km. He initially said 7am, but we settled on 7:30. I was expecting to struggle as running on consecutive days is generally hard. We went to the same location to do this on the loop around the fields.

Jon is a little quicker than me, so I did not expect to keep up. He said to do it at 5km pace, so I aimed for 5min/km. I went off much to quick initially, but settled around 4:55. We walked on the recovery parts and had a bit of a chat.

The subsequent loops were not too bad with Jon finishing about 100m ahead of me each time. On the last one we decided to reverse direction as we had just run into a headwind on the back straight. That made it easier and also meant an extra downhill part. I had felt I had a little in reserve, so pushed a bit harder and was not too far behind when Jon finished the kilometre. I did ask him about what he bases his training on. He said it is a mix of a programme aimed at triathletes with one for middle distance runners. He does some cycle rides and swimming too. He was planning to swim in a lake tonight. I will make use of our pool as it is due to get up to 34C today.

I am glad I ran. It shows I can handle consecutive days and that I am improving. I am also glad we did it before it gets too hot.

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WOW that was a great one :D I am trying to push myself to do 5KM but the majority of the days I am still just under by a couple of hundred metres. DOn't want my heart to explode LOL

Just getting out is a good start. It's taken me years to get to this. Look after your heart. It will get stronger from running.

Guess I need to start reducing the smoking as well... that would help a lot eheh

I never started. Have to decide how much it means to you.

You have uploaded 171 running activities, and 14 of them have been of similar distances (within 10 percent)!
Here are your 5-fastest running activities of a similar distance:

Over these 14 similar activities, you have travelled approximately 116.72 kms at an average pace of roughly 5:53 min/km!
Your latest run was at a pace of approximately 6.225min/km!
Looks like you went a bit slower this time! Remember that it's important to take some rest days, and do some rehab / prehab / strength and conditioning training too! If you weren't intending to go slower, take a moment to listen to your body, and see if you need something. Check in with yourself!

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@exhaust is helpful. Somedays I run just so I can share beautiful photos in the platform 😎😇

I don't take many pictures when running, but I try to paint them with words :)

Fair enough. I would do the same if I had the superior wordsmithing skills 😇

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