My Mentor: “Do you do any speed workout at all”
Me: (Speed workout – what does she mean???)
Me : “No”
My Mentor: “That’s why you are stuck at the same pace”
MM: 1 km warmup 2×200 Meters 2×400 meters 1×800 meters Speed is full out with 60 second walking in between. This will ignite your fast twitch muscles and make you faster. Every week a new speed session.
Goal – Run fast and I did!
During the run:
All was well till the middle of the 2nd 400 – I was blown! I struggled with the 800 and then I jogged back home at snail pace.
There was this mild nausea, but it passed off soon. Post the run, while climbing down the stairs at home there was a tendon pain near the calf – I was worried about the sudden cramp like searing pain that happened about 6 months ago. But no such thing happened, and in about 10 minutes I was OK.
The energy levels through the day were good. There was a mild pain in the right heel and both knees.
This run gave me a new area to focus on – I’m looking forward to the next Tue for a repeat and probably a little push further.