Thursday, 30 September 2010

Pushed for time

Things have been a bit hectic this week so I have not been able to update posts. In brief, this week so far has gone like this:

Monday - legs heavy and knees sore so a nice easy recovery run of 4 miles

Tuesday - 9 miles with 4 x 7 mins, with 2 mins jog recovery.

Wednesday - Gym, for weights session and 5 miles on treadmill. Since I am not a big fan of treadmills (getting bored very quickly) I decided to keep things interesting by starting off at a 2% incline and keeping the pace steady, increasing the incline by a further 2% every 2 minutes up to 14% then 2 minutes at 15% (the highest setting for the machine) before reducing the incline by 2% every two minutes until back to 1%. I followed this with a 6 minute mile and then a nice easy jog to make it up to 5 miles.

As promised, here a some photographs from Run Preston, from last Sunday

The Elite Mile:

Helen Clitheroe on her last outing before leaving for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi

The 10 km:

Just keeping ahead of first lady - Gemma Adams

"I used to be able to run up hills"

photos courtesy of Francescsa


Natalia said...

Pretty impressive! Hope those legs loosen up a bit.

Christina said...

Good pictures. I am amazed. How is it that you keep running with that sore knee? Can you tell that it is just soreness and not an injury waiting to happen?

Alan Dent said...

Thanks for the comments - a couple of days easy running should loosen the legs up - as for the sore knees - they are sore most days but not excessively so - running on them is bearable - I ease off though if pain gets worse - Suppose I am running a tightrope between being injured and not injured. But have lost a lot of training this year already so don't really want to rest