Last night saw a return to the track at Chester -le- Street. The evening was clear and sunny and with temperatures around 13C it was good conditions, despite the persistent breeze down the home straight. The session was 6 x 600 with 2 mins jog recovery and a target of 2 mins per effort.
My target time turned out to be a little ambitious as I recorded times of :
2.02; 2.04; 2.08; 2.06; 2.09; 2.09
But still at this point in time I am happy with the session and after recent history am viewing the fact that I got the session in as a bonus.
Following last Tuesday's track session I played it cautious and did a Gym session on the Wednesday. Thursday though, I let enthusiasm get the better of me. The plan was for a 4 mile steady run. When, however I reached the turn off to take me back home I decided to extend the loop making it 6 miles, then again when I reached the next turn off I again decided to extend the run by a further 2 miles.
The last mile now became quite a steep climb and unfortunately left my knees very painful. As a result I did not run the following 2 days, although on Sunday I did manage an easy 8 miles on much gentler terrain.
S0 the plan for the rest of the week is to kerb the enthusiasm a little and build up a little more sensibly.