How hard is it to come back to running when you've been sick?!! Monday's run wasn't too bad - probably because it was pretty slow and I had to make a code brown toilet stop and I walked up the hill.
Tuesday's speed session was tougher. 1k reps with only 100m recovery. Seriously?!! Only 100m???? We usually get 200m recovery when we're doing 800m reps but Coach Chris was at his masochistic best. My first two reps were pretty awesome, all things considered. They were 4:34 and 4:38. But it went downhill pretty quickly after that - 4:48, 4:53 and 4:52 - and I pulled out of the last lap due to the fact that I was coughing up a lung and needed to make a dash to the loo.
I took Wednesday off. And then it was hills this morning. And it was favourite session - loops through the centre of the mountain then running down the front to see the city spread before us. Man did it hurt today!! I had nothing. But I didn't walk and I managed 4 loops and I've got to be pleased with that. Next week will be better!!
It had better be better. I was just getting my running mojo back, was feeling strong and people were commenting on how well I was running. And on the strength of my new-found strength I'd gotten excited about choosing some races. I've got the Gold Coast 10k coming up first weekend in July, followed by the Jetty to Jetty 5k and the Park to Park 5k (I did the 10k here last year and no amount of money could induce me to do that hilly double loop again.) Then in early August I'll be toeing the line for the Brisbane 1/2. This was my first ever 1/2 marathon fifteen years ago. Then in September I'll run another half in Sydney as the lead-up to my second (and maybe final) marathon in Melbourne.
That's the plan anyway.