Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:08
Beetle- fantastic running and you are right whatever pace we run at we always want faster. You must be on course for a good time with your training going well. Thanks for info on gels and water although water in cups is a bit pants will have to slow right down to drink, maybe that won't be a bad thing. I don't think I will be wearing my Striders vest as I'm going to be running for mcmillion care as part of my work charity.
nicole. That HM sounds poor, HM courses are never usually like that, very strange.
my day has been a difficult one- started off well with a very early LSR of 20m on a hilly course average pace8:45 which I was really pleased with because I felt as if I was running a lot slower. Last 1/2 miles hurt but I think that's normal and some of the hills were hard. Great recovery at gym straight after with 4 lengths swim as cool down and time spent in jacuzzi to relax legs.
All good so far then then early afternoon get a call to say mother in law has died-boom good day turns sour, wife kids all upset as you can imagine. Having to stay strong for them as this week we plan for funeral.
Valuable lesson learnt yet again, enjoy every day as if it's your last and I promise I won't moan about my marathon time in a few weeks whatever it is because I'm still here lucky enough to be able to complete it and then plan next one.
I hope my wife's sad loss Spurs you all on to just do your best and enjoy the next few weeks of training and the big day itself.