On Sunday, my training plan called for a long run. It has called for a long run for each of the last three weekends, but I have ignored it. However, with Windsor a mere seven weeks away (eeek!) I could ignore it no longer. So I girded my loins, set the alarm and headed off to Wimbledon Common for the seven mile (well, more than six mile)Sunday run with the Windmilers.
I was slow. Very slow. As with most clubs, they won’t leave runners behind, but I was far and away the slowest runner there. Which I wasn’t too fussed about, until I got back, looked at my times and saw that the run was at the fast end of my spectrum.
So today, I went to their speed session. Grass track. One mile warm up (club house to track), 3 x 800m with 200m recovery followed by 2 x 800m with 200m recovery. And then a one mile cool down run back to the club house for some stretching.
They have a hill session on Thursday. I find that I’m strangely tempted.