Posted: Yesterday at 10:00
Nell – I will be careful. Last year, I was able to have my plan sorted in mind a couple of days before race day and executed it exactly as I wanted. The plan is to do exactly the same this year. You skipped a cold bath !! Enjoy your rest day.
PS – I only got half way through the book before I moved on to my next one. Not sure I actually believe all that stuff, I have some good thoughts and some bad ones etc and I just deal with the decisions I make whether they are the right or wrong ones, good or bad. It would be rather boring if life ran too smoothly…Next week, couldn’t you jiggle your runs around for the 2/3 days before and after Mr PS goes away and during those 2 days focus on your core strength and exercise stuff ?
Ricky – I agree that Carl’s advice is very sound. But…..I feel in really good shape at the moment. I’ve said that this would be my last marathon as I want to focus on the longer stuff afterwards. So, it would be a shame not to take advantage of being in this shape and really going for it ! Your running is slowly but surely getting back to where you were before, as I’m sure you’re aware it will take time to build back up but you are certainly heading in the right direction. Any golf this weekend ?
Ali – if it does turn out to be shin splints I will be blaming you !! I’ve had it strapped up for 2 days and kept off my feet as much as possible in that time; fortunately I’m sat down at work all day. It felt a bit sore first thing this morning but after I took the mutts for a walk it now feels a lot better. Enjoy your ‘rest day’ at the gym !!
Tomorrow is my last session before I start to taper. I’ve got planned a 20+ miler around Clumber Park, this will be my sixth of the training plan. The first 10 I’m running off road with a friend. Subject to how the shin feels I will then either stop and go home, do another 10 easy miles on the trails or hit the roads for 10 @ 7:30ish pace. Looks like there might be a bit of rain mid-morning but otherwise a decent forecast.