I had a decent training week. But I think that I have gained a couple of pounds, so it is time to pay attention to what I'm eating...oops!
Mon - 4.2km/35 min walk/jog on the treadmill, average pace 8:20/km
Tues - 11km/30 min stationary bike
Thurs - 4.5km/33 min jog outside, 7:23/km
Fri - 600m/30min swim (my first attempt at lane swim)
Sun - 6km/46 min jog in "feels like" 34degC, 7:42/km
Totals: Run 14.7 km, Bike 11 km, Swim 600m
Modest totals, but this was my first ever week of multi-sport training! Today`s 6km run was my longest since the marathon. I actually have a bit of soreness in my hamstring rather than my IT band (I think...it`s actually the back on my leg just above my knee, towards the outside). It wasn`t really my leg that was preventing me from having a good run though...it was the heat! I started off running for 20 min straight, then 10 min, then 5. The heat was just too intense. I suppose I`ll have to run at 6am rather than 9am next time. Or, just stay inside on the treadmill :)
I`m trying not to feel discouraged about my slow running paces, considering that I am just starting to run again. Funny, when I was doing the runs, I was happy just to be running. When I look back at my totals, I feel a little unhappy. I know that I shouldn`t worry about pace for now...