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Bad run after work

Couldn’t get up this morning, might as well not have bothered to try after work.

Running notes
Route: My house to Keizersgracht Street for a 30 mins fartlek session and back
Time started: 18:15
Total time: 30 mins
Total distance: 5km
Weather conditions: Mild
Runner’s condition: Tired – this is why I don’t run after work

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No plan!

So the EVIL PLAN has not been updated which means that I can decide what I do without the guilt. New Rule No.1: 5 days a week (!) and New Rule No.2: Only 5 hill repeats. Still had to get up at 5am though. Bleurgh.

Running notes
Route: Drove to Bellevue and 5 x 1km hill repeats
Time started: 6am
Total time: 1:15
Total distance: 10km
Weather conditions: Cool
Runner’s condition: Good

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Long run by myself

Sunday. Three hours. Over it.

Running notes
Route: My flat to Kloof Nek, Signal Hill and back, down into Camps Bay via The Hussar, up The Glen and over Kloof Nek and back to my house.
Time started: 9:30
Total time: 2:50
Total distance: 28km
Weather conditions: Cool at the beginning getting hotter by lunchtime
Runner’s condition: Good

 

 

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Smashed 100km this week and my knee

Last run of the week this morning, so I thought I’d tack on an extra 45 minutes and pocket 100km for the first time ever. I also collected my first face plant of the season. More spectacular falls here and here.

I hadn’t got more than about 150m from the front door when I tripped and fell. I’ve stumbled a few times this week, usually in the dark and usually because I’m so bloody knackered. I also always manage to find busy roads to do this on and this morning picked the junction of Hope and Roeland Street.

This time as I was making the transition from vertical to horizontal, I gazed at the oncoming headlamps and all I could think of was ‘please god, not the legs’ instead of ‘please god, don’t let me die’. (You know you have a running problem when the possibility of a twisted ankle is worse than a road traffic accident). I skidded along the tarmac, ripping my shorts, scuffing my knees, elbows and palms, but once I’d picked myself up and inspected the injured flesh there was miraculously no blood. All a bit disappointing as I had nothing to show the peeps in the office when I got in.

Running notes
Route: My house to the reservoir quick loop and back to Keizersgracht Street for the 40 mins fartlek session and back
Time started: 06:45
Total time: 1:10 mins
Total distance: 11km
Weather conditions: Mild
Runner’s condition: Lacking attention and now my knee hurts

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