In the early morning we had a so-called 'zero-lesson' - it was PE and we played football in a gym. I had so much enthusiasm and my technique was at a really high level. I thought it had been caused only by a stroke of luck...
Then a short basketball training at school came and... almost all my shots went straight into the basket. However, I still waited for my tough running session...
Today's training consisted of warm up (2km) + some stretching, 14km in a medium pace (it was supposed to be about 4:00/km), some stretching + cool down (2km). I felt it would be a real challenge to face. I planned in advance to run the first loop (2km) a bit slower to gain some self-confidence and spread my wings later, but when I looked at my watch at the end of the first lap, I saw 8:01! I got a bit confused. Although I didn't feel tired at all, I thought I would have great problems to finish this training in an equal, suitable pace... What happened next? See the analysis below.
Afterwards I decided to do some strength exercises using some barbells to strengthen my upper muscles a bit. I felt as if I could move the whole mountains!
Plenty of minutes before writing this note I decided to check my sports luck in pool (billiard) as well and you can imagine how it went, I think ;-)
Therefore I officially announce 20th January 2009 'THE DAY OF SPORT', as far as my opinion is concerned. I am already looking forward to see what I will be saying in exactly a year's time...
And here comes the promised analysis:
This year I already had 3 training sessions including long distance run in a medium pace (called BC2 in Polish :-P). I have a special loop of 2km in a nearby park called 'Health' ('Zdrowie' sounds a bit better, doesn't it?) and that's the area of these particular trainings. Let's begin with the first time...
Two weeks ago
I would have normally run 12km if it hadn't been for the New Year's Eve sports camp in Przesieka. That's why the distance had been reduced to 10km. Here are the splittimes:
10km - 40:23 (4:02/km), my heart rate 161/170.
I was really satisfied with these results and anxiously waited for the coming week...
A week ago
I was to run a 'normal' distance of 12km. That's how it went:
12km - 49:01 (4:05/km), my HR 164/175.
Comparing it to the previous week's results, it was not that good. However, I was quite satisfied (as always after Tuesday's training). I already knew that in one week's time I would have to face a 14km challenge...
Just check out my splittimes and you'll immediately get to know why I am so proud of my today's race:
It's been the very first time I started so strong and was even able to speed up and run each lap in a better time!
14km - 54:35 (3:54/km), my HR 164/175.
I love running so much! It's a brilliant sport! I wouldn't be able to live without it!