Thursday, 9 September 2010
Track daze.....nudging up the pace.
So today saw me journeying once again over to Lancashire to deliver the Nightlife etc. to the Nelson Complete Runner branch and then on to the track at Seedhill.
The way I felt on the 2 mile warm up around the park it was quite tempting to skip the session and head off down the canal but that would have been a waste of a 50 minute drive. So I opted for sustained speed; the safest and least punishing option. 2 x 2 miles. With half mile recovery between the efforts.
Nothing spectacular in the times but at least some progress pacewise with 7.29 and 7.30 for the first 2 mile effort.....14.59 but a much better 14.32 on the second. Mission accomplished but hard work particularly with no one to share the session with on a humid, blustery day.
The main problem I find doing these track sessions is one of concentration. Without another runner to focus on and be aware of, the mind drifts onto other matters and as the pace drops. Still a solid session; next week , shorter reps, faster pace.