My iPod shuffle earphones broke the other day and I've been stuck with using my normal headphones while working in the gym until I can be bothered to replace them. So I can't skip songs, change the sound etc.
THIS SONG HAS STARTED MY GYM SESSION EVER SINCE NO MATTER WHAT THE LAST SONG THAT PLAYED WAS! MY IPOD IS EVEN ON SHUFFLE! THIS IS GETTING SO ANNOYING I'M CONSIDERING REMOVING IT FROM MY IPOD.
I'm putting it up to placate gods of the ipod so hopefully the first words I hear won't be 'Habibi ya nour al-ain ya sakin khayali...' *sobs*
Anyway, today I did a long slow 'active recovery run' for 45 minutes.
I met my boss on the way to the gym and he suggested the reason I was finding my race pace and interval runs hard was because I was running 6 days a week and not getting enough rest, and maybe overtraining (for my standard of fitness which is admittedly still at the 'blobby plodder' level) by doing too many interval runs. He pointed out that a hill run is also a interval run, so I was doing 3 interval runs a week and only needed one or too.
So the training plan is roughly:
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - Hill
Wednesday - Cross-train
Thursday - Race Pace
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Slow distance increase
Sunday - Interval