As this is meant to be a running blog, lets get back to it! It’s marathon training time and my god it’s harder than I remember. The heat/mugginess does not help at all and I’m drowning in sweat after a simple 4 miles.
I should be doing a round up of training every week but I forgot last week so there’s two weeks of pure running loveliness coming right at you.
Marathon training week 3
Ok, I know I should start at week one, but I’m a rebel and I’d practically done weeks one and two without realising it. So moved on to week three. Which looked like this
Mon: Flex – run if you want to. If you don’t go for a swim (no thanks), or a walk or do some yoga (that’s more like it).
Tues: Either tempo, hills, or intervals. All are as equally horrific as each other but it fits into running club and we always run up hills, I can push myself if I need to and do intervals within the run. It’s not perfect but it works
Weds: Day off!
Thurs: regular run – so my normal pace, this is a run that I do with a friend so it’s always chatty pace which is bloody perfect.
Fri: Day off again? Strength and conditioning though.
Sat: An as you feel run? I have no idea what that even is as most of the time, I don’t feel like running at all! Slow pace, fast pace, you name it, you can do it.
Sun: Long, slow run – aim for two minutes per mile slower than normal (easy for me).
I wrote this as a draft months ago! Well probably around June. I’ve just found it in my drafts as I decided to do a couple of blogs. I haven’t written any more training blogs – or continued with this training update – as I decided to withdraw from the London Marathon. No big deal, I just am not in the right frame of mind to do long runs, or any runs really!
So as much as I have loved some of my training, it was getting too much. I was no longer enjoying the longer runs, everything hurt and my mind wasn’t in it. I’m glad I’m not doing it, in a way, as I now just get to run for myself again.
I’ll never say never, but for now there’s no marathon.