Morning

We did our press ups and crunches in the morning and headed out for a 4.5km morning run at a steady pace, picking it up towards the end. After, it was onto deep breathing exercises and then breakfast. Our track session was due to be at 3 pm.

Track Session

We completed our 4km warm up and drills and then moved onto the different sessions given to us. Mine was:

  • 2 x split 800m
  • 6 x 200m

The split 800m consisted of doing a 400m, getting 10 seconds recovery and doing the other 400m.

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Starting the session

I ran the split 800m with Yusuf Bizimana aka Fly Bizzy and then moved onto join Marilyn Okoro with her remaining 200m (her session was 20 x 200m). Somehow 6 x 200m turned into 10 x 200m and then coach shouted at me to do 4 more 200m after.

Each 200m I ran in around 32 seconds apart from the first where I had less than 10 seconds recovery. It was a good solid session and it knackered me badly. At one point I was contemplating whether to throw up – I didn’t in the end.

Evening

After, it was straight off to the shopping centre to Continente after the session for food and to get coach’s phone fixed so he could get signal.

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At the supermarket Continente

I bought half a chicken cooked because I was so hungry to eat in the minibus and 1kg of chicken to roast for myself for €2.30.

We had pizza and chicken for dinner, I had (more) chicken and boiled vegetables with some dark chocolate at the end.

I’m looking forward to a rest day tomorrow because my legs are aching after the session today.

See what I got up to down below:

Has your coach ever surprised you with additional reps in a workout?