Week 6 completed, week 7 done but not completed of Milton Keynes marathon training

What am I doing?” these were the words I greeted hubby with after he opened the front door to me when I returned from todays run. Surprisingly he did not close the door on me or reply in any way other than to tell me he would bring me a tea up, as I stormed up the stairs to the bath.

Todays training was meant to consist of 6M of 1M jog and strides, then 10 x 400, with 200m (1-min 30 ) jog recoveries, then 1M jog.

However mine went like this:-

Jog very slowly to place away from Sunday shoppers, traffic or of any onlookers to watch what was not going to be pretty sight.

Run as fast as I can (not very) for .25 a mile, then stop Garmin, bend over double and feel nauseous before pressing the lap button and running .25 mile back. Repeat 10 times getting slower and slower, feeling sicker and sicker and more tireder and tireder, then walk slowly home to soak in the bath. (Actually this should read sulk in the bath) as I pondered why I am doing this.

Have yet to come up with a reply to this, when I do I shall let you know.

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About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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7 Responses to Week 6 completed, week 7 done but not completed of Milton Keynes marathon training

  1. Giselle says:

    I’m not sure I even understand those instructions.
    Intervals are tough at the best of times especially by yourself. Don’t be too hard on yourself you’re doing amazingly.

  2. You’re very disciplined following all that detail. Id be lost after it said 1x whatever pace repeat and just go for a run. Sulking in the bath is an essential part of training, I’m sure!

  3. abradypus says:

    The way I’ve always understood it, intervals work because they show your brain that you can run even after you think you should stop. So it was probably a useful session anyway.

  4. nicky192 says:

    Yep I don’t understand the instructions either. You’re doing amazingly well. I am in awe of the fact that you have completed 6 weeks of marathon training to my one (not sure we’re definitely going to be doing the marathon yet)

  5. Happy Runner says:

    I believe sulking in the bath is essential marathon training! 🙂

  6. fortnightflo says:

    Its goobledegook to me. You are doing really well, don’t give up – you are doing for the kudos, and the bling and because you didn’t want to be left out of the marathon training gang hehe!!

  7. zoecakes says:

    I am so impressed that you even attempt interval sessions – I concur with everyone else who didn’t understand them! 😉

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