Really looked forward to this morning’s run – I knew I did not even came close to my planned weekly mileage, only managed to do 7km for the whole week! But I was going to make it up with my long run of 15km :-)…yeah right!
The food and the drink
The plan was to run right up to Woodmead Retail park (15km!). I was excited about doing it as it is quite challenging the way the road slowly climbs. I made sure I did a bit of carbo loading the days before, as I now know 🙂 there is no way you can train, race and perform on salads! Also drank lots of water the day before, as there is no water stops available on that route and I don’t really like to carry water with me. I still have to find a way around carrying and drinking my fluids on the run – I know I will perform much better if I hydrate properly and at the right time, so for now I am just BAD :-(.
Not there yet….
AT the 6km mark, close to Vodaworld Golf I just did not see myself going any further, know that I still had to run all the way back and called it quits!…and made my way back. I really struggled with the last kilometer and the LAST hill, have never felt that tired before. Just wanted to stop and rest. It was so hard running that stretch, I had to walk after a while.
It was a difficult route, but overall I think I did OK. I was not able to run 15km this week, but I know I have it in me to do it soon :-). Next weekend is race week, so I would probably be focusing on doing some speed work in the gym. The profile of the Deloitte Half is tough..The hills of Pretoria, so I might even only be practicing hills and do some strength training. No need in doing speed if you going to climb hills?? Will see…
Quote of the day
“Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” A.C. Green