Monday 18th- 45 minutes Easy Run
Did a Runcommute so this was longer- needs must! MiniB didn't sleep well last night. I've got a cough... it's all in my head. I refuse to accept anything else!
8.11mi, 1:04:51, 8:00/mi.
Tuesday 19th - Run Club - run to track + 8x 800 off 90s
Wasn't feeling it for some reason. I did enjoy it while I was there but I just couldn't get my head or legs going. Reps were: 2:59 2:58 2:59 2:59 2:59 2:59 3:01, 3:01
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“Nevertheless, she persisted“ This phrase has been in my mind a lot lately. Tonight I returned to track after 2 weeks off for illness. It is always hard to get motivated when you get out of the habit of something but it's almost always worth it. 8x800s off 90s Even though my head and legs weren't really up for it - Nevertheless, I persisted. I was consistent_ly average! 2:59, 2:58, 2:59, 2:59 2:59, 2:59, 3:01, 3:01 I'm off to #runlimassol on Sunday and I've yet to decide how to run it (London is the A race) but I'm sure as heck going to #runwithasmile Ps. The phrase is from the @blackandbeech shop. Love that range. #blandontherun #WeGoAgain #thelongroadback #fullpotential #marathon #runlimassol #womensrunning #YourRuns #christiansinsport #runhappy # instarunners #wearetherunners #runnerscommunity #run #ukrunchat #motherrunner #marathontraining #running Road to @limassolmarathon @londonmarathon
Wednesday 20th - Rest Day
It’s weird that rest days are a relief now. Only from the logistics point of view.
Thursday 21st - 15 minutes Easy, 15 minutes Threshold, 15 minutes Easy
Didn’t feel super easy but fine. Did some off road stuff. Throat still a bit weird but ok.
Friday 22nd - Rest day and travel to Limassol!
Sub par nights sleep but lots of chilling on the flight. Have been eating all the vitamins this week.
Saturday 23rd - 20 minutes Easy Run + Strides
Done along the seafront. It’s hot. It’s lovely, but it’s hot! Great people around Quite excited but nervous. Not sure whether to wear my shiny new Birthday present Nike 4% shoes… hmm…. Gemma says to just throw everything at it and see what sticks. I think I will
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A morning shakeout with @gemma_hockett Lovely to meet @slywendy @sylviakerambrum @runningshoesguru and have breakfast next to @susie_chan_ and @spontaneousplan Now... Down to business: OK insta-land, in the interests of full disclosure... I'm running @limassolmarathon this Sunday (in case you hadn't noticed 😂 #gifted ) . After a pow wow with coach Ben we've decided I'm going to try for sub three. There I said it. Because we all know that as much as I'd like to think I can chill out and run for fun, actually my mind likes to have a challenge and I'd just be annoyed if I didn't try. So heck, let's be honest about this. Ok I'll probably be miffed if I don't get it but in my saner moments I do know that life isn't all about my abritray goals, they won't complete me or validate me, but yeah, hands up, I do feel good when they work out. London is my A race but since a) the organisers of this race are so lovely and b) I've had pretty much a full training cycle (albeit a very different one to pre-miniB) and c) Mr B and mini B have facilitated my return to running and the impact that has on our lives, I don't want just run it for fun, lovely as that may well be. It seems a waste and and heck, I love marathons. The question was always going to be...how hard? A solid workout effort to build to London or go for it and see what happens? Up until a few weeks ago I was feeling belligerently confident and wanting to go all-in and see what happened. Then I got ill just before my last big training week and while I got back to it, I've had a couple of stinkers this last week during taper and I've got a weird little cough. But I don't want to 'sandbag' or give myself excuses before I even begin. If I'm honest, I really want to get a sub-3 under my belt again, to show that I still can. After all, the last one was 2016 so its been a while. So.. Let's see what happens shall we? As @rushbynature says.. Why wait until you're ready? Why not just try? #runlimassol #marathon #runwithasmile #ukrunchat #runner
Sunday 24th - Limassol Marathon
Job done! Splits below. Write up later. 20c, felt in control almost all of the way. Feels a bit bruised under foot after. VERY happy. What a confidence boost. Thanks Limassol
|Splits||Cumulative Time||Elev Gain||Elev Loss||Avg Moving Pace||Avg HR||Avg Run Cadence||Avg Stride Length|
|Chip time 2:58:52|