I decided to go for a 12km run after work. However, the best laid plans .......! I ran out the door, down the street, turned to adjust the volume on my ipod shuffle and WHAM I ran straight into a pole - owee! Who needs a car to run into poles - I can do it just as well on my feet! I was momentarily stunned but fortunately it was my shoulder that hit the pole and not my head - (although it may have knocked some sense into me)! I ran on but the momentum was gone. I ran to Lyneham then turned and ran back and investigated a short distance of the new road going towards Gungahlin. I felt decidedly blah and extremely hungry. My hamstring was really worrying me so I opted out and ran home only managing to struggle through 6km - half the distance planned!
Time taken: 36:45
Average pace per km: 6:05 (slooooow and painful)
Calories burned: 340
Yesterday I decided to give my leg a rest which means my distance is not what it should be this week. However, after work today I decided not to go to track but instead attempt a longer run again and see if I could last the distance. I ran from home and down to and round Lake Ginnnderra and back home via Giralang, by which time the sun had gone to bed. Although the hamstring was painful for the first few kms I found it improved gradually with distance and I started picking up speed in the second half of the run.
Time taken: 1hour 37mins 37secs
Average pace per km: 5:49
Calories burned: 980
Tomorrow I have another brekkie and a rest day (another one of those too) before my long run on Saturday followed by brekkie with Lulu and CJ.