After my longest run of 20.2 miles, I was worried my legs would not be my friend. But they felt surprisingly ok. I had Monday as my rest day though still got my 10k steps in. I managed my HIIT class reasonably well. It doesn’t get easier you just get more reps in. As they say if you’re not sweating you’re not training. Continue reading Week 14
It was a tough week this one, I was still feeling a bit deflated after what I thought was a poor run on Saturday. I started the week off with a mile swim. I hadn’t done that for about 20 years. My stroke is definitely improving and certainly had jelly legs when getting out. Continue reading Week 13
After my soaking the day before on my long run, I was feeling tired. The constant dodging the puddles and battling the elements really took it out of me.
The weather on Wednesday was back to rain. As the alarm went off at 6.15am to the rain battering the windows, I decided to do my run before I went to the pool. I ran my best I had in a while. Doing a really good tempo run. I ran in my brooks trainers as my hokas were still damp from Sunday. It was nice running in these and I forgot how comfy they were. Continue reading Week 12
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a panic attack whilst running. I have tried to retrain my brain that whilst I’m running is not the time to solve the problems of the world. Not today. I’m a busy lady and when I’m running I’m not distracting my brain, so it’s like a dam being busted and it all flows out. Continue reading Don’t panic
After doing my long run the previous week and feeling chuffed. The wheels came off my training this week. My ankle was hurting and it didn’t help I spent the weekend walking lots in London. Continue reading Week 11
After my trail run/mountain time the day before my legs were feeling a little tired. A run out to loosen and I ran better than anticipated. But then severe DOMS set in. So I gave myself a rest day. Continue reading Week 10
I like a Monday, it’s like a reset button. I Look at my plan and it was a gentler running week. Let my body have an easier time. But it doesn’t get easier you just go faster.
I was trying to be a bit easier on myself, though i did stupidly look at someone’s social media who is training for London marathon and instantly felt a failure comparing my efforts to theirs. Reminding myself I’m doing what I’m doing and sod everything else I see. Easier said than done. Continue reading Week 9
Halfway point, eek not long to go. I’ve liked doing my weekly update as it makes me accountable. Not to you reading but to the struggling inner Gina. Reading back at week 1 when running 3 miles felt hard now the hard miles are in double figures. Progress. Continue reading Week 8
When on the marathon treadmill, pun intended, every thought is consumed by when, where how far you’re running this week. Looking at the plan and thinking ok when can I fit this in and still have a life. Every week I do this and manage to fit it in. Continue reading Week 7
The week didn’t start well with a very ploddy 4 mile run in the rain. Hated every minute of it, all of my positive mantras out of my head. Probably going back to work aka adult day care after a week off didn’t help. I think those runs are called the character building ones! Continue reading Week 5