This morning I staggered, literally out the door at 4.40, at the last-minute I noticed that the pocket of my grey reject 2008 FLM fleece somehow was on my right side, usually I find it on my left. B
uggerlow I thought, I have it on inside out (yep I’m quick like that) but reasoned that nobody would see this and that as I had my high vis coat on top of the fleece it would be too much hassle to change, so off I set up the street in my usual state of disarray.
Whilst listening to Marathon Talk at the weekend heard how Paula Radcliffe counts continually to 100 whilst out for a long run. I have long thought if it’s good enough for Paula then it’s good enough for me. So this morning on a semi-long run I decided to try this mind distraction trick but have to say I was USELESS!
It went like this one, two, three, four, five, six, must remember to get some milk today, oh b
uggerum better start again one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight need to take mince out of the freezer before work one ,two, three, four wonder how much the quote will be to fix the car, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten must wash sheets today. Now really Shaz concentrate one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen yep this is working how many miles to go, oh Christ that many oh dear this is taking ages. Gave it up in the end my concentration level, like my fitness level, body fat level and running capability all fall short of Paula’s.
Ran 8 miles of the 9 I wanted to do.
Off to find a training plan entitled ‘Four days to your best 5k run, guaranteed good for age time’