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Old 17-07-2018, 06:16 AM   #91
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Hi Andrew, I hope you over the blimp

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Old 20-07-2018, 09:26 AM   #92
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Haha yep. No longer feeling sorry for myself. I had a bad ten days due to weather and felt frustrated, but I realized that I still managed to do the three important workouts, and I shouldn't just let the heat win.

So anyway I am back in the saddle although I failed miserably yesterday at the 5 x 2k intervals. I don't know if it was the heat or I ate something bad or what, but I couldn't finish the workout. The first 2k I hit in 8:00, which is right where I'd like to be, and the second was a bit off (so so hot), but I was still doing ok. The third one, after about 500m I started to feel really terrible. I kept going for a bit, hoping I would get through it, but had to stop at the 1000m point. I rested for a while hoping that I could get back to it, but I felt so sick that I realized I had to go home. Nauseous, dizzy and a seriously upset stomach. Anyway, I felt pretty bad most of last night but woke up feeling ok today so will just put it behind me and focus on the long run tomorrow.
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Old 20-07-2018, 09:32 AM   #93
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HI Andrew, for the sessions, rather start off more cautiously, instead of looking to hit the harder target times

good to see you moving in the right direction

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Old 24-07-2018, 04:52 AM   #94
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I got through day 5 with a real easy 15km run. It has been in the middle 30s even at 9:00pm, so running has been hard. I definitely agree that I need to lighten up on the interval days. In this heat it is impossible to run fast. Today I have the 6 x 1km workout, so I am going to try to start slower and go a little faster each interval and hopefully finish the last one with a good time. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Old 24-07-2018, 10:58 PM   #95
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Wrapped up the 6 x 1k intervals last night in the oppressive heat. I toned the pace down but still died in km 6 (and a little in km 5).

1) 4:11
2) 4:09
3) 4:08
4) 4:05
5) 4:15
6) 4:33

The times are nothing to write home about, but I can feel myself getting stronger, so I think that once the heat wave breaks I am going to see solid results.
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Old 26-07-2018, 06:16 AM   #96
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Good to see .. make sure to hydrate well

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Old 11-08-2018, 02:24 AM   #97
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You are prescient, coach. The heat got to me and I ended up in the hospital with an IV. It wasn't just the running, I was working a bunch of overtime and had a lot of work stress and then I caught a bit of a cold, and BAM! I felt like I was going to die.

Anyway, I was screwed up for like ten days afterwards and I decided to abandon training for a while. I am still running, but limiting myself to 25-30 minutes a day at easy pace and am stopping if I feel over exerted. Unfortunately there is no end to the heat in sight (today is 30 days in a row with above 30 degree temps, and the 10 day forecast shows no relief).

I think I will get back into the training in September or October when the weather finally cools off. Anyway I will keep you updated, but I am going to be taking it really easy for the immediate future.
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Old 16-08-2018, 03:55 PM   #98
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