Posted: 30/10/2014 at 11:11
Thanks guys. Taking on all your advice. I know we can't put in good performances all the time. I should have run more, talked less - simples. Think I'll put this race into a box until next year, when I WILL make sure I better my times. I'm an upbeat person though, rarely miserable, and can't seem to shake this dark mood. Feel really stale.
I will maintain a base level of fitness over the winter months Seren, although have a couple of long distance running events to train for. Will start to hit the bike and swim hard come April, although will still pool swim over the winter months and cycle when the weather isn't too foul.
Re: my run training. I will do 2 interval sessions during the week (speed work one session and a hill rep session the next, not back to back though). I'll keep to roughly 10 miles for the longer runs at the weekend until around mid-December, then start to slowly increase for the 20 mile event in mid-January and for London marathon. I am sensible about increasing my distances over many weeks. I don't want another injury or to burn out.
I am also going to make a point of running LOTS and LOTS of hills and make sure I do more trail runs. So much tougher. Will still do some long runs pavement bashing, but not as many.