18k run done and now to rest!

Ok so the thing with me is I don’t always take my advice.

I would advise anyone that doesn’t know much about running that you should only increase your weekly mileage by a maximum of 10% and also when running over say 10k to drink water – today I did neither of these! I ran 18k on a warm morning and didn’t drink an ounce of water whilst running – I did take a few carb sweet things – does that count?? I didn’t want to drink water as I didn’t know the area and it was quite residential and I don’t think the residents of Sinnamon Park or Jindalee would appreciate my peeing on their front lawns!

My maximum mileage recently ย in any one run has been around 8-9k but the girls I run with today were running 19k, so the plan was that I would run with them for a short while and then drop off and turn back. I decided however that I wanted to see if I still had the will to push on when tired and legs hurting which should do me some good for my 8k race coming up…. so I carried on rather than turning back. The result was I started getting a bit of pain around the hip flexor area and had to walk a little bit then run then walk.

I got to Mount Ommaney (as today we were running around Jindalee ) and switched my iPhone GPS on and guided myself back to where we started and I ended up doing 18k by the end of it ย with a good average HR of around 160, and the girls who went on to do 20k came in just before me. So I was pleased considering a I havent run that distance for a while and ย I had to walk a bit – but I am paying for it now! I got in and walked the dog for a couple of kilometres, had a nap and went shopping – great day….

….and now I intend to rest…..until Monday when it all starts again!

Happy Easter!

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    1. Hey Shaun it was a great route I really enjoyed it. I had the notes and my iPhone so I was fine – worse case scenario I could have called a cab ๐Ÿ™‚ or stopped at Mt Ommaney ! Have a good rest tomorrow!

  1. Sounds like you did fantastic Zoe. I grew up in Jindalee and lived there for years. I used to have a great long run course I would run around there! I may even do it again one day for a change of scenery ๐Ÿ™‚ I have had a great week of running, had a bit of a recovery week so only easy runs but everytime I looked at my watch the pace was good. So feeling very excited about my Noosa 10k in 4 weeks. Though I still have a way to go to get back to the times I would like ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Easter

    1. Hey Nicole Happy Easter to you too! If you grew up in Jindalee you would know Heritage Road – I think that was the one with a shocker of a hill! I am pleased I did it but was even happier to inish!

      Hey let me know how the Noosa 10k goes and what the course is like – happy to hear you’ve had a good training week ๐Ÿ™‚

      Don’t eat too many Easter eggs! We didn’t buy them this year as we are both terrible with chocolate but I do have a treat or two up my sleeve ๐Ÿ˜‰

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