The short intervals combined with the short tempo work has been great for strength and stride this past week. The achilles is feeling good and is handling the load. One thing of note, dropping down to one workout per day has left me feeling stronger and with more snap for my main workouts where as before with two workouts per day, the morning run felt laboured due to stiffness and the second run felt sluggish.
Track season gets underway this Friday with the provincial 10000m championships down at Scona Track.
Each Sunday we have ourselves a recovery run and with this I run relaxed and enjoy the run with no goal pace or heart rate, running around 10 to 12 minutes per mile over rolling terrain on soft surfaces.
Two speed sessions this week with 20 and 40 second intervals and three short 12 minute tempo sessions and at the last minute toed the line for a 3000m at Foote Field. Things with the achilles has slowed progress considerably so there was no National 10km in my cards but it was good to get the wheels moving again with a low key event close to home.
Still working through tightness in the ankles and low back affecting stride but nothing a little time cannot fix.
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