Thursday, March 12, 2009

And Clench!

5.6 miles, 41 mins
Avg HR = 156, peak = 167
Rec after 1 min = 46

This evening was bright, warm and set for a scenic run on the grass/sand along the south Dublin coast. And that was how it panned out for the first 15 minutes until I realised I was in need of the little boys room. Cue plenty of clenching for the remainder of the run. Not fun. A definite downside of living in the city is there are zero places to nip in behind a bush etc like down by the cemetary on St. Rays or the like. Had hoped to explore some paths/trails that extend out by the east wall that I hadn't noticed previously but those will have to wait for another day.
Ran slow deliberately as I am volunteering for a study tomorrow measuring EMG activity in the legs while doing some exercises, and having done the first shift last week, know that my legs are in for a world of hurt tomorrow. 
Plan for the weekend is an uptempo run on Saturday (a few miles at ~6:15 pace) and a slightly longer jaunt on Sunday. This will all depend on how a) I get on with the horse whisperer tomorrow evening; b) how Ireland get on in the rugby on Saturday and c) what the pre-match festivities for Spurs vs. Villa hold on Sunday.

1 comment:

Coste said...

1. Your continued use of weird distances like 5.6 and 5.9 miles hurts my brain. Please stop.

2. Over/under on a stress fracture by Sunday after some 'real running'?