A day off from work provided a nice opportunity to bash out some miles on the treadmill. A pre-run fuel-up of, um, chocolate fudge cake with whipped cream (I know, not top of the list of Runner’s World recommended nutritional items) turned out to be a surprisingly good boost.
I clocked up just over 10k in total, but again this was in bursts of varying speed rather than all at once. Unlike most runners, I prefer intervals to long runs… probably due to having the concentration span of plankton.
Anyway here’s how my run went:
2k – outside (in the sun! Hurrah!) meandering my way to the gym, with a few hills thrown in despite the trauma of last time.
Arrived at the gym. Dying.
6k – on treadmill, starting off slow and gradually building up the speed
3 x 500m at speeds varying from 12k/h to 15k/h, depending on how much my lungs felt they were going to actually explode
1k – slow jog home
Feeling good now, but I will feel even better once I’ve had my post-run recovery snack of the other half of chocolate fudge cake. Maybe Runner’s World are missing a trick there! 🙂