17 weeks to marathon and training going ok. Tough to run in this heat at the moment but it's good preparation for the real deal in August when you'd expect it to be hot. Got to run twice last week early in the week with a 5k and 12k and the long run on Sunday was another 16k. This time the liquid situation was spot on - diluted orange juice and salt which kept me going through the run. I had hoped to run with a mate but a confusing text message between us meant I ran alone.
NW 10 this weekend so good luck if you're doing it
Chat next week
Monday 21st April 2014
18 weeks to go to Donegal Marathon
The Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge was the long run this week. Delighted with it – 10 miles in 77 mins! Very warm but beautiful scenery. Took 500ml of diluted orange with salt along and it worked well along with the water stops en route. The week before the long run was good too – got out 3 times with a 5k, 11k & 7k and have now added press-ups and squats twice a week after the run. Running at various times during the week also help to see if I can last in the heat or the rain!
Next long run will be around 12 mile so hopefully the training will go well during the week – its planned out anyhow so it should!
Good luck with training this week and great to see so many on the roads getting ready for the North West 10k on 4th May
This week’s long run was 10 miles. A big one as its double figures. I ran early alone near home so that i could see the start of the London Marathon on BBC. The morning was cold and it looked like rain but as ever, it warmed up during the run and I wondered why I wore the jacket. Even though I was looking forward to a long run, the first 5k was sluggish – I felt heavy and slow, however it did improve and as I turned for home after 7k I was feeling better. I must get the water situation for long runs sorted. I hadn’t much with me; just 500 ml of a mixture of OJ and water with some salt – God it was awful!
The week’s training went well as I got out 3 times for a 5k, a 12k and a 5k in that order. It’s amazing how a mid week run can feel better than one at the weekend. However, still on course with the marathon schedule. I now feel ok to tackle the Ballyliffin Coastal Run this Saturday 19th April.
Good luck with training this week
Sunday 6th April 2014
Long Run Sunday mornings usually at 8am with running partner
Well, 20 weeks from today and it’ll be on – the Donegal Marathon & Half Marathon.
I had hoped to run Radshedooge this Sunday but due to not getting out at all last week I ran round New Mills instead. I felt good and delighted that I ran well. Up until Thursday i was giving out to myself that I hadn’t got out for a run but I decided to use the week as a rest and that paid off on Sunday’s run. I felt relaxed and confident and would have been able to run a few extra miles but happy enough. Hope to get out 3 times this week with two 5k runs and a possible 8k one. Planning to run Ballyliffin 10ml and then the NW 10K
Good luck to all running London
See you next week