The plan this week said

  • Monday-Metafit
  • Tuesday-1m warm up, 12 x 400m fast, 12 x 200m slow, 1m cool down
  • Wednesday-10 miles
  • Thursday- 1 m warm up, 3 miles 27 mins, 1 mile cool down
  • Friday-Rest
  • Saturday-Parkrun
  • Sunday-13 miles off road

Well Monday went well, that I managed. Tuesday I measured out a nice flat path in Exeter and whilst madam was at training I managed 9 400 metres before nature called and I had to dash to the club house. Wednesday I left the house at 7 am, so no chance of a 10 mile run, although I did contemplate a 4 am rise, like the old days, but was told by a higher being (thanks Mum) that this was not a good idea. Hubby got home from two days away that night, so in the interest of marital harmony, I did not run in the evening. Thursday morning I did 5 miles before work and the tempo session in the evening. Friday morning I did the second half of the 10 mile run (first half done Thursday morning) that was meant to be done on Wednesday. (Keep up now) Parkrun went off as scheduled, but on return I grabbed the hydration back and headed out off road up them there hills for a 12 mile run. Yes, I know it should have been 13 miles but the legs firmly told me otherwise, I guess thrashing out a speedy parkrun, driving 20  minutes home, then going for a run, is not the best warm up session!

As you can see, lots of juggling was done, but I managed to keep all the balls in the air! Just. This week however I will drop at least three of them, with two days out with work, one including an overnight stay.

Its The Grizzly next weekend so it might just be a good idea to have a lower mileage week, I had already planned a gentler week, now it looks like it might be positively sedentary! Bring it on sedentary I can do.

Today was Mother’s Day, so I started my sedentary life today, may as well start the week as I mean to go on. I did however go for a walk with hubby on the coastal path.

See the land that juts out on the left of this photo, just over that is Exmouth


I am contemplating doing a 20 mile run from that point to where I am standing taking that photo, to……


down this hill, up the next and beyond……………… fits in perfectly with the VLM plan mileage but might be best to hold of entering till after Sunday!

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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12 Responses to Juggling

  1. Well done for getting the runs in – I’m also on the marathon training treadmill. Like you, it is tricky getting the runs in.

  2. mawil1 says:

    Well done! I dont think anyone understands the ‘juggle’ unless they have been there themselves!

  3. Good going. Well done on keeping all those plates spinning.

  4. onthelamb says:

    those 10 mile mid-week runs wreak havoc on just about everything else. Good job with yr juggling act!

  5. Sounds like you are doing an awesome job Shaz, not easy to fit all this running and life stuff in.

  6. Steph says:

    Good luck for the Grizzly tomorrow!

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