Only 12 weeks to London Marathon!
It’s been a big week – 10k race on Saturday followed by my first run into double digits for almost a year in preparation. And it’s been cold, so cold!
I’m not a huge fan of races. I always get twitchy and nervous. I know most folks do. I have a bad habit of comparing myself to others, namely the speedy runners. It’s hard doing a race at training pace. My training pace is slow – 11 min miles. I’m a plodder. What was great was running with with folks from club and while we ran, we chatted which made the 4 laps pass by in no time and got a nice bit of bling at the end to show for it.
The 10 miler was good. I had some minor pain in my hip flexors by the time I finished which I ironed out once I got home using my trusty foam roller! It’s also an important reminder to keep up with the core and rolling on a daily basis which I have to admit I’ve been a little lax on this week. Make me run 20, 30 or 40 miles a week, fine. Make me do 15–30 mins of daily stretching, core, rolling, hard to maintain. I blame my very low boredom threshold. So while the running is going well, the other stuff, I need to get into a serious routine.
Training Recap – 12 weeks to London Marathon
Saturday – RunThrough 10k in Battersea Park done at training pace so about 11 min miles. Really enjoyable and a lovely bit of bling to show for it.
Sunday – did nothing.
Monday – 10.1 miles – took it slow, at planned pace; rolling and core
Tuesday – Went for a walk, rolling and core x 2
Wednesday – 5.1 miles, again at training pace. I realised on this run that I’m starting to feel stronger as a runner. Certainly 5 miles doesn’t seem nearly as far as it did a few weeks ago. Rolling and core.
Thursday – short run of 3.1 miles and it was so cold, particularly with that lovely northerly wind which makes 0°C feel like -5°C. Lots of walking.
Friday – wandered about, core and rolling.
Total – 24.5 miles, slow and steady
How’s your week of running been?