This is a frankencat^.

Its skin was pieced together from the hides of a white cat, a ginger cat and a black cat.

I recognise the technique.  I’ve been applying it to my training.

The original plan:

Thursday: 1/2 mile warm up plus 2 miles hill repeats plus 1/2 mile cool down
Friday: 4 miles easy
Saturday: 1 mile warm up plus fast parkrun plus 9 miles very easy.

The frankenplan:

Thursday: 4 miles easy
Friday: 6 miles very easy plus 2 miles hill repeats plus 5 miles bargaining*
Saturday: fast parkrun.  Assuming that I can still move.

*For those of you unfamiliar with a bargaining pace, it goes something like this:

“Please may I stop?”
“If you still want to once you’ve run to that tree”
“I’ve run to the tree and I still want to stop”
“Fine, but why don’t you carry on until that bench?”
“Reached the bench, now can I stop?”
“Of course, but it’s a very uncomfortable looking bench, so instead why not run to that lamppost?”

^photo by Rehman Abubakr


About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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1 Response to Frankentraining

  1. plustenner says:

    well done! you are doing great… what a cute cat x

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