Last week my training plan required me to do a sprint session consisting of 1200m, 1000m, 800m, 600m and 400m, with 200m rest intervals. Sadly i did not complete this session. I did, however, get in a 7km run, an 11km tempo run, a spin class and an 18km LSD run. The spin class was a killer but I loved it.
|After my 18km run|
I need to complete a speed session of 5 x 1k repeats, a 9k tempo run and a long run of 17km... Not too bad. So far I have done none of them but I will head out for my speed repeats this evening.
New things review...
Last week I tried two new things...
1. TIGHTS!! I have always been a shorts girl, never tights. I think I have never liked the look of my thunder thighs in tights, thus have worn looser fitting shorts. But it was time to get over that...
Being winter and all, I have begun to suffer from 'cold burn thigh syndrome'. Ok, so I totally made that up, but it's when it's so cold out your thighs go red and get that cold burn feeling on the outside. So I thought I would try tights.
I had some rebel sports vouchers and they had a HUGE sale so it only made sense. I got these NIKE ones:
I think I have been converted to tights - there was no cold burn thigh syndrome going on wearing those bad boys. I still love my shorts but the tights really are great for the cooler weather and those early morning runs.
2. GU chomps
|Blueberry and pomegranate flavour... YUM!|
What I loved about the GU chomps...
- They are delicious - like a lolly (candy) with electrolytes and vitamins
- They are easier to carry than gels or drinks
- They are not sticky and hard to consume like a gel
- The GU chomps don't contain caffeine (well some do but not the range they have at rebels, or the ones I tried).
- They are a lot more expensive than gels and drinks
All in all though I loved them and will consider them for my fuel for the upcoming marathon.
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How was your week of training?
Are you a shorts or tights person?
What fuel do you use for your long runs? Any recommendations?