When getting the opportunity I try to extend the period of which I run in the woods before the winter is putting these kind of activities to an end. I ran mostly on gravel roads and a short section on trail. My aim with todays workout was to have a medium, long run, practising routines I need to make use of at Bislett 24h-race at the end of November this year. I was a bit anxious to to learn how my body would react a week after my last training session, which also happened to be a long run. I have stayed away from training the whole week deliberately in order to recover properly before starting on a new meso-cycle(fourth quarter of 2010).
Well, I have lost some fitness during the last two week-mostly speed. I experienced some discomfort in my butt during the run but not much. The final 5km the knee were starting to bother me and after the run I could barely walk. Interesting.. I had some similar pains in Thueringen Ultra, 3th of July this year and some minor pain at Berlin Marathon two weeks ago, but this was more painful. The question is what my measures are going to be. Initially I've decided to monitor it closely, put of the next running session till the end of the coming week and after two sessions of cross-training. In addition I'm down on wolume on my next long run the next Sunday.
Next week is preparation-period. Time to prepare the body and mind for some basic training again.
-Distance: 35,28 km
-Time: 4h 26m 52s
-Average pace: 7:33 min/km
-Average moving pace: 6:48 min/km
-Elevation gained: 596 m(16,9 m/km). I need to get down under 10 in the basic period.
-Calories: 2.410 kcal. I guess half of this was replaced. I need to increase my energy-intake. Improvement task in the basic-period.
-Average heart rate(max): Not monitored.
-Shoes: Mizuno Aero 8.
-Weather: Partly sun, 8-10 degrees celsius, breeze, low humidity in the air
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