So, lack of a rest day is going to catch up with me perhaps. Today’s scheduled run intervals session didn’t really happen, though on paper it still looks like a reasonably fast paced 12km run, so I guess that will have to do. 4km w/u, 4 x 2km @ 2:00.
It was the worst I’ve felt running for a while, just didn’t have anything, though it is understandable; end of the day after supper, been fighting off a cold, middle of a peaking block, hard weekend, no rest day etc. The first one was slow despite me pushing, and the second one was slower still as I knew I didn’t have any pace in me tonight. The third and fourth I just ran at a fast-ish tempo pace, not interval pace, so it must have done me some kind of benefit!
This is a great example of why perceived exertion is actually a good guide – if I had attempted to keep hitting numbers, I would probably have injured myself.
I can afford to keep the week ticking over, but hopefully recover a bit prior to the big sessions at the weekend – they are the most important ones to nail.