Rather than assume, I did ask. Apparently SENSIBLE in this context means no tempo runs for at least this week. Our conversation went something like this:
Adam: Why do you need to run that pace?
Me: Because I want to.
Adam: No, why is it important?
Me: Umm, because I enjoy it?
Adam (big sigh): No, WHAT DOES IT ADD TO YOUR TRAINING AT THIS POINT???
|Just like (a very slow) David Rudisha|
So, after a very slow 1 mile test run on the treadmill yesterday, I resumed my training programme today. It was only a 2 mile easy run so wasn't going to be a huge stress on my calf. Just as well it was a short run, as my legs were exhausted from Adam's pummelling (and possibly from the champagne that flowed freely at last night's Dinner at Lizzie's) and probably would have struggled with a longer distance. I'm optimistic that my happy legs will be back for Thursday's 6 mile meander.
Whew. Crisis averted.