Monday, March 16, 2015
GORM Training Update Week 10/20
Great Ocean Road Marathon Training Week 10: 2/3 - 8/3
Run 1: Monday AM 5km Normal pace; pace 5.26
Run 2: Wednesday PM 7kms Hills; pace 5.59
Run 3: Friday 25kms pace 5.54
Other: PT Monday & Thursday
Been fighting off a cold all week (thanks Mr PT) & felt sluggish. Monday night at PT my legs would barely work! I think doing 21, then 23kms a week apart took it's toll on my body! That said, pace was better for the long run this week & it was 2kms further. I was on target for a 5.50 pace, watch was about to die with 2 kms to go so I hit stop & save & had to manually add on the last 2kms from the end time (of day). I faded quite a bit without it to motivate me I guess, but dems da breaks. We went away for the long weekend to a music festival, hence doing the long run on Friday! Was good to have it done before we went.
Plumbing Boy saw a dive shop closing down during the week so we went in & scored a few bargains. I got a 7mm 2nd hand dive suit for $100-00 + a brand new 2/3mm steamer for the same price. PB got a BC & a steamer (2nd hand BC) but there wasn't a 7mm that would fit him. We took the steamers with us to Port Fairy & swam in the great southern ocean despite the cold!!! I was able to stay in for a lot longer & I could get in so much faster! I suffer from Reynaurds Phenomenon & have issues with hands & feet. We swam & body surfed both mornings we were there. Not sure if it played much part in leg recovery, but certainly helped with the seediness!!!