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10k marker..

Weds: 20min jog, 6x500m, 2x1k, 40min jog
Thurs: AM: 70min turbo (various approaches..), PM 30min jog/drills

New plan is drawn up, looking all shiny and ready on a spreadsheet and waiting to be followed. General conclusion is that i’ve been doing a lot of short, sharp efforts, and not enough work on maintaining a moderate level of effort, which, if I want to up the distance next season, is somewhat necessary.

Good news is that I ran last night, legs feel absolutely fine today, and i’m looking forward to Phoenix 5mile race this weekend and.. Brookes 10k the weekend after.

The purpose of entering Brookes 10k was to find out what my 10k time is. However, now feeling totally unprepared having down hardly any practice runs, with no idea how to pace myself.

However, I guess this time around it’s best to accept injury led to slightly disordered training, drop the ‘must get a good PB’ goal, and use it as a learning experience on how to pace the race right.

Overall, goal is Olympic distance triathlon. This race is really just one marker on the journey. Or, at least that’s what i’ll tell myself for now..

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist and copywriter with a year’s worth of experience as a local hack, and just under two years’ of experience working in the marketing department for a highstreet retailer. I currently work at Cycling Weekly, previous to this I was the editor at Total Women's Cycling. I do a little freelance writing alongside my job, and have written for Runner’s World, Triathlete’s World, Sussex Sport, Basingstoke Gazette newspaper, the Brighton Argus, Steve Hart Photography and 2LK Design. I blog to record the activities in my life which I don’t want to forget when I’m old and wrinkly (let’s hope the internet never melts down – but it seems safer than a notebook) – to let old friends and family know what I’m up to, and because I enjoy playing with words. I’m always looking for new projects – and you can email me should you ever need someone with an energetic passion for word doodling. Email: michelle.arthurs@gmail.com Twitter: @RideWriteRepeat Instagram: @RideWriteRepeat

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