Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Last work-out before 5k race on Sunday, woo-hoo!
Schedule called for intervals totaling 5k @ 5k pace and since I have not done anything short(er) for couple weeks, I decided to do 10x500 w/ 1min jog rec.

I felt awful, really. Work-out was not that hard but I was generally tired and could not get legs moving properly.
I have read two articles by two different people who went to Hawaii and did the same hike from Waipio to Waimanu (of course they did not do it in one day. I am special:)) and they both had health issues when they got back. Apparently there is some nasty virus in one of those streams you have to cross. They both got some infection or something on their legs and had to go onto antibiotics (one of them was told that she could have lost her leg if she did not come early enough to the doctor). Maybe I have it and therefore I felt all crappy today.
I have also a little cold, I think. Spending half the day in wet cloths and swimming in different virus-infected rivers is not great, even in warm Hawaii.

But let's put jokes aside.
500s went well. It is just 500m so I can pull that off. Although I would not mind longer breaks, 1min of jogging is nothing. I just wasn't able to move faster. Not that I wanted to, but had I wanted to I would not be able to (what a sentence structure! My Cambridge English teacher would be proud of me.)
I did 1:52, 1:51, 1:51, 1:53, 1:51, 1:51, 1:51, 1:51, 1:51, 1:51. That's called consistency! And then looong cool-down, lots of foam rolling and off to take a final exam (which by the way went ok. Nothing spectacular. I used to be a good student until past June, now I just want to be done with school).

I really need to put my **** together. Last two weeks were awful, I completely lost my focus. Both on training and on eating. I have not done a bike ride in like one month, have been to pool twice in past two weeks and I do not even remember last time I did weights. I like my routine and life got completely chaotic recently.
Next week will be the same since my sister is coming but afterwards I need to do something with myself!!!

1 comment:

  1. When I can run again I am coming straight to your blog and writing down all your track workouts...I love how you always do something different. Where is your plan from??