As I start writing this, Mary Keitany has just crossed the finish line in London in 2 hours 17 minutes (her chip time hasn’t been announced yet). INCREDIBLE!! That’s a minute or so off my first HALF marathon time, haha! I’ll be doing well if I manage the marathon in DOUBLE that time! So inspiring!
I ended last weeks training on a high when I managed to complete my first 20 mile run, a confidence boost that made me feel like 26.2 miles was actually possible. This week…
My legs felt tired and I ended up working late so I missed my bootcamp class, I went to the gym after work but was just too tired and ended up not doing much at all.
2 miles. I got up before work to go for a run but my legs still felt tired so I was home again with only 2 miles on my Garmin. Ugh
7.5miles. I ran with Mairi and Emma after work we managed a 7.5 mile but my legs felt like lead the whole run, I was so grateful of a rest half way when Emma had to make a pee stop at Waitrose.
[The elite mens winner Daniel Wanjiru just took the ribbon and club runner Josh Griffiths has just finished 13th overall qualifying him for World Championships, fastest Briton…amazing!]
Bootcamp. My legs felt strong so I was hopeful the fatigue had finally gone.
[I’m getting tearful watching marathoners stories….why am I soooo bloody emotional and why is everyone one of them sooo amazing!!]
Yoga. I did Yoga after work, I was NOT very flexible so took to some foam rolling when I got home.
[I got side tracked by sunshine and my sisters…Its now 5pm and all the marathoners are probably/hopefully finished!]
12miles. It was such a beautiful day and the group chose a route that we haven’t done before which turned out to be gorgeous but I just wasn’t feeling it today. From go, my legs felt heavy and I wanted to stop, I was slow. One of the girls in the group has a slight injury so I ran at the back with her but battled with my head so much not to stop, eventually at 10miles my head got the better of me and I walked, I told Lynne to keep going, that last two miles were a mixture of walk/run with me hating myself for letting my head beat me!! Did I peak too early last week?
REST. I watched the first few hours of London Marathon and then spent the rest of the day with my nieces and sister. My brother-in-law who is also running the marathon, injured his knee today and thinks he might pull out, Kevin hasn’t run for two weeks (he has ITB pain too) and I just noticed Mandy(group run leader) posted this…
Who knows what next weeks training will bring?
Miles this week: 21.5
Weeks until marathon: 4 ….argh 4 weeks!
Did you watch any of the London marathon? Were you running?
Thanks for reading❤
Have a great day 😊