Mon 24th - 20 mins conditioning
Rubbish night’s sleep (oh a theme! It wasn’t the small boy’s fault though). Really wasn’t feeling it, but managed it
Tuesday 25th - 120 minute Long Run; Pick up middle 60 minutes to Marathon Pace
Done and managed the 7.10 pace again - bit harder than Friday but fine. Felt a lot more sprightly after too. I had been in a grump all day and really didn’t feel like the run in the evening but I’d arranged the logisitics with MrB and didn’t want to cancel. I used headphones for once (I rarely wear them now) so that I wouldn’t talk myself out of it while I was running.
Stats: 16.83mi, 2:00:17 , 7:09/mi
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Engage cyborg mode. Instead of #tracktuesday it was another long run scheduled - 120 mins with middle 60 at Marathon Pace (7’10 at the moment is the theory!). I’d spent most of the day being in a grump with myself and didn’t trust my brain/self-chat to get me through the session. I thought to myself “what do proper runners do” and I thought “they wear sunglasses to race and show they mean business”. So, sunglasses on to pretend-myself into a state of focus and headphones on to avoid the self-chat I set off from mrB’s work fully expecting only to make it through half the session. 2 hrs later accompanied by @mariofraioli ‘s podcast and @wittertainment I got home having hit pace. YESSSSS. I may have looked an utter prat but it got the job done. • • #blandontherun #WeGoAgain #thelongroadback #fullpotential #run #running #runner #worlderunners #runplanet #runchat #runningheroes #womensrunninguk #nevernotrunning #instarunners #ukrunchat #motherrunner #igrunners #runnerscommunity #marathon #womensrunning #YourRuns #christiansinsport #runhappy #pegasusturbo #runnersofinstagram #runmummyrun #teamrealbuzz #werunfar #motherrunnerchat 🏃♂️road to @limassolmarathon @londonmarathon
Weds 26th - Rest
I’d hoped to go swimming but it didn’t work out so it was indeed a rest day
Thurs 27th - 10 minutes Warm Up, 4 x 8 minutes at Threshold effort with a 90 second recovery, 10 minutes Cool Down
Wow, that was so bad it was funny in the end. I though it was feeling like hard work and after the first rep I thought I’d run to feel but actually I think that played against me as if I’d seen a 6’55 I for sure would have run faster and manned up!
Threshold was 6,28, 6’32, 6’38, 6’55!! Eek.
Friday 28th - Swim // 20 minutes Conditioning Work
Neither happened - was meant to go swimming but got cancelled last minute and then had visitors and totally forgot. oops.
Saturday 29th - 25 minutes Easy Warm Up, Windmilers 1/4 Marathon at Marathon Pace, 25 minutes Cool Down
You know what, I’ve only just realised that I was meant to do the race at marathon pace. I managed 7’02/mi average for the race which was trail and hilly so maybe that’s ok after all. Annoyingly for the second time in a row I got pipped from 1st place by a much stronger runner in the last 1.5k up a hill. Grr. What a lovely race though - great organisation, great cake, lovely weather and I even got to see that there Kate Carter off of The Monday Debrief and be presented my medal by her daughters. I did however manage to totally stack it on my post-race 25mins and have some lovely grazed knees to show for it. ooops.
Sunday30th - S&C
Did 40mins to slightly make up for missing it on Friday
Total Miles: 39.3