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Day 34 - Training Blog 27th January 2013

30-January-2013 14:48
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Up at 7am, took Matt to Lagos train station at 8am for the start of his journey back to New York via Lisbon and Geneva! Back home, quick cup of tea and a bit of toast and Jam, only an hour until today's run with Joaquim, so too late for a big breakfast. Into Burgau, quick warm up and we set off at a steady pace west along the coast road to Boco da Rio. Fan...tastic views of the cliffs, sea and countryside and we bobbed along at a very nice conversation pace. 5k later we were at the start, a long flat road! Feeling the affects of the lack of breakfast a bit and sweating a lot we, started the 1k sprints! Joaquim never says how many we are doing before we start, I am sure it is gauged on how he feels or how I am doing! Anyway first kilometre complete in a steady 3"30. Felt a bit dicky during the 2 minute recovery jog which was a bit unfortunate as two runners approached us and asked if I was me! I said I was whilst trying to keep down the little breakfast, he then introduced himself and informed me he followed me through the 100 and is a friend on facebook. I managed to not throw up, had a quick chat then set off for the 2nd run. A decent 3"25 and again a bit dicky during the jog. Another four complete all under 3"25 very pleased and Joaquim says the next one is the last one! All good I stepped up the pace a bit with a 3"19, feeling pooped but very pleased to have worked hard and finished. At this point Joaquim informs me he always does 7 runs! A steady last run in 3"30 complete and fortunately confirmed as the last one. Jog back to the start, water belt on and off at a steady pace back towards Burgau. It got a bit tougher up the hills I had not noticed we came down on the way out! A very good speed training session complete with a total of 21.14k covered in 1'52"10. Quick warm down and off to see my old PE teacher Andy Robinson at Burgau Sports Centre for a shower, a great coffee, a ham and cheese toasty and a catch up with him Judy, his wife and his son Dan, all good.

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