With two weeks to go till the Cardiff half marathon the panic is starting to set in, not helped by my training plan reading like this, this past week…..
- Monday- 5m off road easy
- Tuesday-6m steady including bursts up hill
- Wednesday-3×1 m fast with 5 min recoveries
- Thursday-5m easy
- Friday-5m easy
- Saturday-6-7m including 10 x 30 secs fast/30 secs slow
- Sunday-10-12m steady
Those eagle eyed amongst you will spot the lack of the words ‘rest day’, yep I couldn’t find them either no matter how hard I read and re read it. Never been a great one for following the plan to a tea, I quickly wrote ‘rest’ in to Tuesday, mostly because after my Sunday long run of 12 miles, followed by the 5m on Monday meant the legs were on strike on Tuesday and who can blame them?
Wednesday was the club 5k handicap so my legs needed to prepare. Friday I wanted to rest also ahead of the long run that needed to take place on Saturday, so with some juggling I opted to run Tuesday’s run on Thursday lunch time, followed by Thursdays run in the evening, leaving Friday free and me only missing on training session. (Following?) Oddly the lunchtime session I did not enjoy at all but the evening one was a joy! Two runs in one day, go me. So much juggling.
To fit in the long run this weekend I ran 10 miles before parkrun on Saturday, it was a beautiful morning for a run, but those miles are still proving hard to clock up leading to the panic setting in.
Oh I know I will get to the finish line at Cardiff, but its the journey along the 13.1 miles that is causing me some concern!