Adapted training

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!)

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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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4 Responses to Adapted training

  1. abradypus says:

    Remember that on the day you will have other runners to work off and crowd support to pick you up. You’ll be fine.

  2. fortnightflo says:

    I 2nd what Louise said, and just the fact that you went out there and did the whole thing shows that you have not only the physical but also the mental toughness required to do this. You are AWESOME and don’t ever forget that. Remember by doing a marathon you are already doing something that 90 odd percent of the rest of the world won’t ever do, so that in itself makes you special. Now tell me – ARE YOU A MARATHONER??

  3. plustenner says:

    totally agree with Carla and Louise! 20 miles in the bag!! well done to you xx

  4. 7stoneitch says:

    20 miles! Wow. This week I accomplished running 1.5 miles! I cant begin to imagine what 20 feels like

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