7.5 miles yesterday, clawed my way to that instead of the planned 10miles. I was just so tired, I couldn't speak properly. Cut my losses and went the straight way home, in the end - still had to run/walk though.
A bit frustrated but not worried - 20 miles in three days and nearly 40 in five, as well as a full time job. Not too bad, really and 7.5 is better than nothing.
Two days' rest now and then 16M on Saturday followed by 5M recovery on Sunday. P&D is tough!
Hello all, sorry it's been aaaages since I popped in.
Hope all of your training's been going well. I'm in week four (I think) of P&D. I'm not as fast as I'd like to be at this stage, if I'm completely honest, but am more relaxed in that I realise that we have a bit of time before the race, and that's what the plan is for, otherwise I wouldn't need to train, would I?!
Did the Dorset Invader Marathon last weekend (the one before last, actually) which was really fun but I think I did something funny to my calf where it pings a bit if I step too far in a certain position. I'm going to keep stretching and I'll try some heat/ice on it too. I'm sure it's fine, just a wee strain.
Thanks guys, some excellent advice, as always! I will definitely not be sh*t tomorrow, hoorah.
WRFF - I echo RR sentiments re GNR. Plenty of walkers from the very start, despite being in the sub pen. Ended up doing a very conservative run and came in at 2:01, I think, having tried to speed up in the last k and not being able to move. I thought it was a really weird run, as it's on motorways the camber was odd. It wasn't as friendly as I thought it would be either, and that hill at the end is a killer. I am glad I did it though, contrary to how that sounds!
Thanks Eggy and BM. I do have a 13mile booked tomorrow and then the London 10k on Sunday, so I will get back out there!
I am enjoying the cycling but I did have a close encounter with a car on Wednesday I went round a bend of a v quiet road and turned right, across the bend, just as a car came from the other direction. Bad Suze. Managed to brake in the wet and skidded sideways, bouncing off the car tyre and breaking my front reflector. Poor driver, he got out and was initially a bit angry until he realised that I was apologising and his car was okay. I'd be angry too, if some cyclist had just cycled in front of the car. Think all okay, perhaps a slight buckle to my front wheel and my back's been extra sore since, might have wrenched it a bit trying not to get smooshed.
Thank you for the encouragement, it is appreciated. Feel free to shout at me tomorrow when I should have done 10 miles + parkrun!