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#RoadtoPIM: Week 10

Posted on March 10 2017

A week of trials.

Day 64: Monday (Feb 20) – 12′ Tempo

The plan is to run 40′ tempo at the track. However, my body is not up for it yet as I have just recovered from my illness.


Mileage: 6.9 km | Weight: N/A.

Day 65: Tuesday (Feb 21) – 22′ Tempo

Another attempt at 40′ tempo. I feel better than yesterday but decide to cut it short. I still feel rusty. At least I manage to run the 20′ minimum. 15′ strength workout follows.


Mileage: 10.4 km | Weight: N/A kg.

Day 66: Wednesday (Feb 22) – 65′ Easy + Strides

My legs are trashed from two consecutive days of hard attempts at tempo. 65′ easy to refresh the legs but disappointment still lingers hence the 5′ strides at the end.


Mileage: 13.5 km | Weight: N/A.

Day 67: Thursday (Feb 23) – Junk Miles

Supposedly another easy day yet I am carried away and run a lot faster than easy. Pay the price after 5.7 kilometres. The illness from last week puts a bigger mental dent than I have thought.


Mileage: 7.6 km | Weight: N/A.

Day 68: Friday (Feb 24) – Strength

Not running today. But I manage to squeeze 20′ worth of strength workout.

Mileage: 0 km | Weight: N/A.

Day 69: Saturday (Feb 25) – Strength

Not running again. Two consecutive days of zero mileage. I am losing my mojo. But it is a good day bringing the family out for a little trekking at Bukit Nanas.

Mileage: 0 km | Weight: N/A.

Day 70: Sunday (Feb 26) – 10k Easy + 8′ Fast

I oversleep. Then waste a lot of time contemplating where to run. I am not in the mood to run but drive to Putrajaya anyway. The plan is to run another fast finish long run. My body is aching since I only sleep for few hours. Less than 4 hours I think. I start to run at 07:15. The weather is nice and I find my rhythm midway through my run. But mind over matters. I already tell myself to run 60′ when I am still finding my rhythm. Then the temptation to watch marathon record attempt by Wilson Kipsang in Tokyo. Run 10k easy and finish the run with 8′ fast.


Mileage: 11.5 km | Weight: N/A.


Failure to complete tempo workout early in the week sets the tone for the rest of the week. I seem to lose my running mojo. When it starts to become hard, I just quit. Not a good sign when the marathon is only a few weeks away. End up with only 1 key workout for the week. Even the only key workout is cut short. In whole, this week is worse than last week. Last week I missed too many workouts due to illness. Nothing much I could do about that. I have recovered but the residual effect creeps to this week. I fail to complete many key workouts because I am lazy. A Goal? Not a chance. I need to come with B,C, D, E Goals.

Weekly Mileage: 50.0 kilometres. Running Time: 4h 19m.

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