So my week started with a long run of 16 miles at Marathon pace, the weeks volume was toned down a bit due to racing the coming Sunday, so there would be no mid week long run. So the 16 miles I did on Monday i decided to do a looped course, which was 3 loops of 5 & 1/4 miles, I soon found my rhythm and got into my pace, I took 2 gels with me on the run and I planned to take them at the end of each loop. Weather was perfect on the day which made a change normally it’s been blowing a gale every time I’ve marathon paced work 😆. Hit my target pace no problem after my first loop, took my gel ( which was from High 5) and onto the 2nd loop, towards the end of this loop I took a tumble, sadly a person walking towards me wouldn’t step to one side so I stepped off the curb to go around them and as I came back into the curb my foot slipped and landed flat on my back,! Cut my knee and scuffed my hand! They did ask if I was okay, I jumped up and was on my way again, flicking the blood from my hand, which I hand to do most of the last loop, think the adrenaline carried me round that loop, but job done and happy with the result of the run…
My session I did on Wednesday which was 5x2k off 2min jog the 5min worth of 30sec on 30sec off. 2k times were pretty good, 7:12 7:20 7:11, 7:14, 7:13… The rest of the week was all easy running, a mixture of road runs and treadmill runs.The Half Marathon coming up in Nottingham on Sunday, was gonna be a good test of fitness to see where I am, I am setting out to really race this one, it’s a very flat course and 4.5 loops around a the water sports centre, that was one of the reasons I did a looped run on Monday..Weekly volume ended up around 74 miles ish.
So yeah a bit of basic week, everything going to plan so far, but for now eyes on Nottingham Half, check back here mid week to see a race report. 👍🏻😊
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