So, I am now a little over 5 weeks into my marathon schedule and I am pleased to say everything is going pretty well! Mid week running is now ‘normal’ and I have finally adjusted to the winter temperatures (with my long leggings, buff and gloves on)! I have been lucky enough to have some support on some of my runs, so a special thanks goes to Laura, Cathi, my parents and my other half James. It is so good having company, the time goes quicker and you are pushed a bit harder.
This Saturday I completed my longest distance to date, 10 miles. I was pretty nervous; I haven’t run that far for years! However, I have been sticking rigorously to my training program, so I was pretty confident I would make it. Also, with the help of my colleagues I have been having regular massage and chiropractic care to keep me going and so I am currently injury free and feel fitter than ever.
On the day of the run it was one of the coldest days so far this year with temperatures well below 0 deg, but the sun was shining and it was beautiful! I pondered over which route to run and decided the pavements would be too slippy, so I went along to Odiham and ran along the river. It was great because it was flat, quiet and not slippy and I could enjoy being surrounded by nature. I finished under 2 hours which I was pleased with but my legs felt very tired! After a good stretch and hot shower I had the afternoon to rest up!
QUOTE OF THE RUN: “If you don’t dare to begin, you don’t stand a chance of getting there”
This week is is a step back week so not as far to go on my long run which means I am confident about the distance… just have to decide where to go!
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