And I´m recovered from my sandwich “accident” on Sunday. I woke up feeling much better today and was able to put my shoes and run easy. I wasn´t sure for how long it would be, but after a few minutes I noticed my heart rate within normal range and ran for 1 hour.
It was great to be running after 3 days of recovery. Tomorrow I´ll try a fartlek session to put some speed on this week before my 10k race next Sunday. On Friday, normally a rest day, I´ll run 1 hour easy and a rest day is programmed for Saturday. Hoping for tomorrow´s session be a good one, to give me more confidence for this race.
Now I’m back to Sao Paulo. My brief vacation is over and it was a nice time spent with family. Had a small trip and got to know a new city. But my running wasn’t what I expected.
I didn’t have the 2k and 1k sessions I hoped for. Fortunately, finished this period with a consistent 5k paced run at the tough track in the park back in my hometown.
For this run I ran clockwise. This time, I didn’t face a 2k uphill at the beginning and they became 2k downhill. But the 1st km is also uphill when running clockwise and after it you have a flat part followed by a small downhill.
I ran controlling my effort: was slower when going up and faster when going down.
See the splits:
Mar 19th – 5k paced below 22:30
01|04:47|163 (mostly uphill)
04|04:17|184 (mostly downhill)
05|04:16|187 (mostly downhill)
At this point you might be asking: What about that sandwich in the title? The sandwich was a snack served during yesterday’s flight that made sick and I could barely sleep. Couldn’t run or go to work today. Spent most of the time in the bathroom (don’t worry: no further details are given :)). Right now I’m feeling much better and hopefully will be completely recovered by tomorrow. And if I run, will be an easy one, no more than 40 minutes. There’s a 10k race this weekend and I was hoping for a sub 45min. I hope I’m there by Sunday.