Bad is making me Mad
The months of Hadd-training hasn't miraculously turned me into a good miler. I guess I shouldn't have expected it to – 99% of that running has been slow. I've done nothing at 1500m goal-pace or faster. Truthfully, I seriously doubt if I have the speed right now to run 800 metres at 1500m goal-pace. Two minutes 56 seconds. I don't think so. At least my kilometre intervals at Stromlo yesterday morning felt easier than last time, although slower. 3:58, 4:03 and 4:04, with 1k jog recoveries in just under 8 minutes. Why can't I race 1.5k at 3:58 pace?
The departure of my speed (not that I had much in the first place), has made me re-think the 10,000 metre Championships next Thursday. Should I run them? I'll wait until the night. If it's hot, and/or I'm tired from work, I think I'll give it a miss. Whatever I decide, I'm putting Hadd-training on hold for the next two months. I have a reasonable base – an average of 91 weekly kilometres (56 miles for up-over readers) for the past 24 weeks. It's time for some speedwork.
As a footnote, I'd like to thank you for taking time out of your day to read my blog, and wish you the best of running in 2008. To put a smile on your face, if you haven't seen it already, take a geek at this Youtube video I saw over at Scott's blog.