I am fortunate to work term time, so this has meant a week off with Madam with one to go and we love it.
We have kept busy with a belated party for madam, shopping, and for me spring cleaning! The training plan has been adapted to fit in with our day
The ‘ 7M (70 mins) slow’ became a slow run of between 6 and 7 miles maybe difficult to say as Mr Garmin decided to die again (typical male so unreliable),’ 1M jog, 4M (35 mins) brisk became 6 miles along the river way too fast for me with RB, ‘3M (30 mins) easy’ consisted of 2 mile walk in to town with madam to pick up bike from being fixed then to run 2.5 miles (longer route) home following madam on bike.
Today was the day of the dreaded long run and this meant getting up at 6 am (been staying in bed all week to 7.30 am!) to burn some porridge before resorting to Oats so Simple to enable me to head out the door at 8 am. I did 7 miles before picking up RB, when I told her how far I had gone already she replied “only a half marathon to go then” she really knows how to cheer me up! We ran together for the next 5 and then she had to go home so it was 8 lonely slow miles left for me to do. I did it, it wasn’t pretty but I did it.
I had hoped after the last couple of weeks of long runs that it would be getting easier but this does not seem to be the case. Aunty Carla told me off for being negative (think she is fed up with my texts saying things like ‘why am I doing this’ and ‘please can I stop’) so am trying to be positive:- I wanted to stop at 15 miles, 17 miles, 19 miles but did the full 20 miles, am certain next weeks 18 miles will be a walk in the park. (Maybe)
(This blog is dedicated to Aunty Carla for putting me straight with thanks!)