Day: March 27, 2010

training run #152

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Saturday 27 March, 7:47am.

After a swimming week to rest my knees, esp the right knee, aimed to do the full 18 miles today as per schedule.  Bright n sunny, 8C to start, planned to do Swallownest, Dinnington, Todwick loop.  It felt warm in parts, cooler when the sun went in and the breeze blew.

I felt the knee from the 2nd km on and off but tried to keep relaxing the muscles around it and think that helped.  By 27km right calf was heavy and was close to stopping once or twice.  But pressed on, pace slowed significantly but I wasn’t in pain.  Managed to finish full 29km and feel good about it.

Distance: 29.1km
Time:  3:03:47
Avg HR:  152bpm
Avg pace:  6:18 min/km

Learned to relax leg muscles and manage pace, ignore the discomfort a bit and pay attention to running gait.  Need to stop muscles getting too tight and going into spasm.

More swimming this next week to manage my condition until the marathon.