27 July – 01 August 2015
This week was another great week of training. Lots of mileage i.e 84k with a 5k walk. Or should I count the walk too? After all it is time on feet. Anyways, the most interesting part of the week was the long run on Saturday when I encountered a wild elephant.
A tough day as usual. I don’t believe in Monday Blues. I ran a 8k in the morning and a 11k in the evening with my colleague. The evening run was broken down in 3k of slow jog and 8k of a steady pace, on which I was bit uncomfortable. Actually I found a training partner in my colleague, who is a better runner than I am. So, I guess he can help me out in increasing my base speed.
After the run, I did some weights and cycled 8k back to my home. I was totally wasted after I reached home and slept early.
A recovery run in the morning of 5k. And a leisure walk of 5k in the evening in the hot sun.
A 5.5k jog followed by 2.5k fartlek. The weather was awesome this morning. No sun and no humidity. And a cool breeze blowing. It was a perfect day to do a hard speed workout. In the evening did some weight training.
I did a leisure 5k in the morning and a fast 8k in the evening with my training partner. He is older to me by around 8 years but is hell lot faster than me. How and why this discrimination? But nonetheless, I am happy to have him run with me. I can see that I am improving.
A slow 5k because of the next day long run.
I was happy about the run because I could keep my average pace at 6 minutes and 50 seconds per kilometer. An achievement for me. I guess all the fast running with my training partner is proving helpful. By the way, I had an encounter with wild life during the run. You can read about it here.
That’s all for the week. I am happy that my training is going in the right track. No blisters or injury till now. TOUCH WOOD. And I am building up endurance and speed steadily. I am lifting weights now at least twice a week. And cycling almost every day. Hope all goes well till the race. Another around 2 months to go.
This week’s mileage = 84k + 5k walk.
Till then stay fit and keep running.
What’s your craziest wildlife encounter?