Blame it on the blood

June 21, 2013

I don’t really like doing sprints so was quite pleased that I decided to ditch them and do some hill runs instead. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of hills either, so it still wasn’t going to be my run of the week.

My times were rubbish, compared to recent runs, down to 9 minute miles all round. Even the last mile on the flat was a disappointing 9:08, but I’m ok with it, I think.

I gave blood yesterday and I’m using this bit of reduced capacity to partly explain my underperformance. I’m not going to check on the internet to see if this is anywhere near true, and blowing my excuse!

Still, on the up side, I did make it up four hills and had a fairly reasonable recovery time. Other than that, skipped the sunglasses again, but still have the Kirby grips working their magic, best of all, calves stood up to the test of the repeated hill work.

So that’s it now, last run before Sunday completed. Rest and hydration – and I don’t mean lots of wine – is the order of the day for tomorrow. Still keeping my fingers crossed for no rain. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Today’s stats: 6 miles, 54:09, 4 hills

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