Well it seems I was right about thinking I was coming down with a cold. I've been quite ill since Sunday evening and haven't ran since the Sunday morning. Usually I would run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but I haven't done a thing.
Today I feel a lot better but I'm still not 100%. Should I try and get out and do some efforts tonight or will I be ok to rest up until the weekend? I'm worried about losing fitness after all the training I've been putting in.
Did my last long run this morning, 16 miles. First half I felt great. Out and back undulating route and another very windy day here today. First half of the run the wind was behind me. Coming back of course the wind was against me and almost broke me today . I find running into the wind sooooo tough. I did 17 miles last Sunday. Lovely perfect running weather and felt like I could have gone on forever, today was totally different! Also I feel like I'm getting a cold. Not been feeling 100% for the past couple of days and my son is full of cold at the moment. Excuses, excuses....
A total of 39 miles for me this week, including 2 club sessions and a mid week steady run.
Next week training as usual but will cut it down to a 10 mile run next Sunday and then it's race day the Sunday after that. I just hope it's not windy!
I did a Parkrun on Saturday in 24:03, a 13 second pb for me. It was very wet, muddy and windy so hope that when the weather is better I will go sub 24.
Did a long run of 15 miles on Sunday. That's the fourth 15 miler in a row now on Sundays, at 9.37 min/mile. This is comfortable for me even though I think it probably should be slower? I run in a large group and this is conversational pace for me so I always think it's ok. This week's lsr wasn't very enjoyable though, it was extremely windy.
Still doing my extra mid week run. Last week ended with 5 runs as I did the Parkrun and total mileage for the week was just under 40 miles. I'm doing around 35 to 40 per week now since just before Christmas and am feeling good on it.
Off training with the club tonight. Not sure what we are doing tonight but hoping the rain holds off until after the session!