This week was 72 miles of “real running” and 10 “miles” pool running, plus 1000 yards of swimming breathing drills -- training log is here.
Another week in the books. A bit of an odd week, in that I raced a 10K on Monday. Big lesson for the week - if you race and then go out and have a decently late night, failing to drink enough water in the process (not my fault - it was like pulling teeth to get a bottle of water at the club) you'll end up with a hangover the next day, despite having drunk nothing more than a thimble's worth of champagne.
So not fair. Took me two days to recover.
The race itself was fun. I'm not in peak shape yet and went out too fast, but that's exactly why I did it. Racing is a skill that needs to be practised, and I was rusty. And I think you get a boost in both fitness and enthusiasm from racing - isn't that why we train, after all?