As a youngster, I would get home from School, get changed and go out to play with my pals.
Now I'm older, I get home from work, get changed and go out to play with my pals, but now I call it training.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mystery training partner quiz

14 days to London Marathon

I didnt really take todays run seriously. I didn't eat my usual high carb meal at tea time last night. I didn't get up early enough to eat a big breakfast and have it mostly digested before running. I didn't properly plan the route or put out drinks. I forgot to wear my watch and just wasn't generally in the same mindset as most for most recent Saturday runs.

The weather was fantastic. Warm and bright sunshine with scarcely a breath of wind. I say fantastic but if this was the weather for the marathon I would be concerned. Still - fantastic for sitting around in the garden post run.

I didn't want this run to be too hard or too easy, just a moderate effort throughout, which is exactly what it was. From the outset I could tell it was speedier than our usual long run pace, but it never felt as tough as the marathon pace effort of a Tuesday evening run. To learn that we had ran the 16miles at 6:37 was a little bit disappointing to be honest. I thought this effort would net a result nearer 6:30. Not to worry though, I am still confident for London.

Only a very small prize for guessing the identity of todays training partner

Milly didnt have a great run. He lost a stride length to me every hundred metres or so during the final 2 miles, had tight calves and is still struggling with getting his gel intake right. this is a minor worry for me as I want him to run a good marathon just as much as I do myself. For both of us now though there is very little we can do to improve our fitness so what will be (on 25th) will be. We intend to race a hilly 6 miler this Wednesday at Keswick which will be the final hard run of any distance.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you are running great Steve really inspired by your recent posts, good luck on the marathon you have really put the hard work in.