Been lazy last few days so forced myself out today.
It was quiet hot but I managed 4 miles in 45 mins. Got a lot going on at the moment, a bit stressed with work etc so am struggling sometimes to find the motivation to get out there. But when I do the run relieves my stress so why don't I do it more often?
Spent a few hours yesterday reading about marathon training and surfing the web to get a feel for different marathons. This is all madness, I struggle on my 4 mile runs and my furthest run is 7 miles! But I am stll strangely drawn to this seemingly impossible challenge. Oh dear!
I have the mad idea that I can spend my runs listening to German Language tapes and have the dual challenge of runing the Berlin Marathon in 2009 and being able to speak Deutsch by that time. Why? I have no idea but you have got to have goals and these two seem as good as any.
Will have to see how the training progresses first. 10k coming up this weekend (Bupa / Capital Radio) and hoping to beat my last time of 71 mins.
Hope you are all doing well,
Have had a stinking cold all week. It seems to be almost gone now, so went out at lunchtime for a 2 mile run / walk. Didn't really break sweat, just wanted to get out and see if there were any adverse effects. I felt okay so hoping to be fine for Sunday.
However, I will need to ease into the run and not go hell for leather to beat my previous time. This was plan A. Plan B is to get round.
Hyde Park is a lot flatter than Crystal Palace I think so may still do okay. Just have to wait and see.
Training wise I have been in somewhat of a comfort zone. Sticking to the same pace and distances all the time. Once Sunday is out of the way I need to shake it up a bit. Will start looking at half marathon schedules with a view to being confident of completing the Great South Run.
All the best to all with races this weekend. Hope you achieve your goal times and have fun.
Just got back from Hyde Park, thoroughly enjoyed it. 12,000 entrants makes the Bupa Capital 10k the second biggest running event in London. And I wasn't last! Nowhere near last in fact. I came 6,524th which meant almost half the field were behind me!
Sounds impressive but my time was 69 mins so still slow. However, I did knock 2 mins off my PB so good for me.
Had a heavy cold all week and could really feel it on my chest today. I was a bit worried around the 4-5k mark thinking I wont be abkle to run all the way. I started slow and then got slower. As I hit 7k I realised that sub 70 mins was still on if I got a move on and managed the last 3k in under 19 mins. Which was good considering how shattered I was at that point.
I now need to do long runs of greater than the 10k distance as I am currently racing at ,or above,my distance limit.
Hope everyone elses races and training went well today.
Grats on your PB and well done on making it round. Just think, next year if you keep the training going you will be even quicker!!
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