Lucky me, the muscle thing was nothing serious after all. Probably just a bad cramp. Monday off, tuesday 6K testing. Tonite 20K with 3 x 1000m on Matinkylä’s track with increasing speed: 3.21 (last lap 78), 3.06 (72) and 2.59 (72). It always feels great to run sub 3-minute 1000m on track.
Archive for July, 2008
Well, I managed to pull a total of 105K for the last week without a day off. As feared, two 100+ weeks in a row was too much for me. Yesterday during a 10×200/100 run in Kauniainen (just c. 35 secs per 200m avg / 10.39 total in +25 sunshine) my left leg probably generated a minor rupture. At night I still ran 15K but had to walk the last K because of sticking pain. Now I’m taking it easy for a couple of days and let’s see how I can get up from here.
On wed a quicker one from Oittaa to home, c. 12K at 3.50/km. It was pretty damn hot, and my legs just did not move any quicker. They felt fine for the first couple Ks, then slowly died on that 100% asphalt route. Only cheering neighbors kept my spirits up. Thu just a 9K recovery with sore leg muscles all over. Should I take a day off?
Some races I’ve recently thought to run before retiring:
Boston Marathon, April
Bay to Breakers 12K, May
Helsinki City Marathon, August
Fukuoka Marathon, December
Sao Silvestre Road Race 15K, December
Monday 12K little bit speeding, this morning 21K with slower tempo. Legs felt absolutely done today. I was also pretty tired myself, and had to take a nap early afternoon.