*****Started this one on Sunday….now it’s Friday*****
The only time I don’t have pain is when I sleep – maybe that’s why I like to stay in bed……
My Mum has asked me on more than one occasion why I am taking part in the London Marathon and today on my long run I asked myself the same question.
Today I had an 11 mile run which I was breaking down into 1 mile loops of the house – I know this because I have recorded it with the dogs on their numerous walks. Its relatively flat, on the path and I only have to cross a couple of roads.
My feet weren’t feeling the love and neither was I the second lap in and even though the sun was shining I sat on a bench and shed a few tears – wondered how they were going to manage another 24 in 6 weeks time never mind the 9 miles I had to pull out of the bag today.
But some great encouragement from my CWC friends on Facebook meant I got up off the seat and started plodding on.
UNTIL I got to the 6th lap and I crossed the road near our house and a car pipped, I turned round to see my two naughty Lhasa Apso dogs chasing after me – they had been with Mum in the garden but wanted to be with me more!
By the time I got them back in the house (and sat down) I decided to give up – then thought I would just go and give it another couple of miles which I did. Just over 8 miles although I reckon more as the Garmin said 1 mile for the first last but less for the second and even less for the 3rd which I reckon is something to do with the auto pause. At the end of the day I checked my mileage and it was around 10 miles so was happy with that.
******Now its Friday***** its been a whirlwind of work, dog walking, Pilates and trying to keep the mileage going in my legs whether walking or running. A weather warning for snow has been given again so I have signed up for the gym behind my house to use the treadmill – this week 13 miles – now if I have to do it in stages on the treadmill I will.
I am feeling more positive about the Marathon this time – having friends to share it with is such a fantastic thing and so far not being injured (only hurting) – just need to keep it that way unlike last time. So in the next 5 weeks not going to go overboard.
Next week is 15 miles and APRIL 1st will be my longest run with 18 and its tapering from then – short runs and plenty of carbs!
Then I can get my life back before the training starts again for the Great North Run in September…..
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