A nice run for day 28 Juneathon.
I had wanted to go out in the morning but it was raining so I held off until the afternoon, by which time I really didn’t fancy going out. However, the thought of not running wasn’t appealing either so I decided to get my trainers on and head out the door.
My plan told me today was a race pace session which meant 3 minutes of running at my target 5k race pace (8.30mins per mile) and 1 and a half minutes at a slower pace, repeated 6 times. So after a walking warm up and some stretches off I went. The first 3 repeats were real good and my first mile was ran in 9 minutes, but then I got the dreaded stitch.
I had eaten some potato bondas* for lunch (Indian fried and battered spicy potato balls). They were very nice and I thought waiting 2 hours before a run would be fine. But I have realised fried food doesn’t really sit well with running. So along with peanut butter I will be putting fried food on my banned before running list.
The final 3 repeats were still good just not as good as the first 3. It didn’t put me off from putting three sets of strides at the end of my session, something which is supposed to help with speed. They are also really fun, I do like the feeling of running super fast, even if it is only for a few seconds.
* If you want to make these bondas vegan use rapeseed oil instead of ghee.