Finally shaking this cold and as able to run with everyone else at Crystal Palace Fun Runners tonight. Yay!! This is my final week of full training before taper for London Marathon. Final push people. Bring it :)
I rarely get sick but I got sick this week. Although there’s 18 miles on the schedule this weekend, I’m not going to run. I can barely breath with this cold! Really don’t need this 4 weeks till the marathon.
Finchley 20 analysis
Much belated mini-analysis of my Finchley 20 experience. 4 x 5 mile laps round undulating Ruislip. http://www.hillingdonac.co.uk/f20/index.html This small race (max 700 runners) is held annually by Hillingdon AC to commemorate one of its founding clubs - Finchley Harriers. The runners this year (and every year I assume) are mostly club runners and they mean business! I’ve never been in a...
Offski for my first run since the Finchley 20 on sunday. Nothing to crazy. Just a short, slow jog en route to the club committee *yawn*.
Finchley 20 result
Survived the finchley 20 today. First time I’ve run 20 miles in 1 go so it was a guranteed PB - 3:15:16. Just got home and feeling cream crackered. Race analysis to follow later
Rest day for me given the Finchley 20 is on sunday. Will do some race prep today - iron my ‘DT’ letters on to my Cancer Research top, pack my bag (remembering safety pins as I forgot them for the Brighton 1/2), decide on banana/cereal bar/lucozade drink combination to have before/after race, pack a couple of energy gels, check tube line status for sunday and build in extra commuting...
Countdowns to some of my up-and-coming races… Finchley 20, Sunday 11th March. 4 days to go Newham 10k, Sunday 15th April. Less than 6 weeks to go London Marathon, Sunday 22nd April. Less than 7 weeks to go. 20 mile race??? Argghhhhhh………………….
Running on a tuesday?!
My legs were still sore yesterday from the 18 mile run on saturday so I swapped my rest days round. Rest is am important part of training! Rather than run with everyone at Crystal Palace Fun Runners last night as normal, I’m off for a run now. Winter is definately over given its only just getting dark in London :) Anyways, I think my legs are up to a 6 mile run. Will report on the other...
2012 mileage so far
Running diary says I’ve run 245 miles in 2012 so far. On track to complete my 2012km Gold Challenge by the start of the Olympics. And on track to complete my first marathon - London marathon, 22nd April. This is going to be a great year for running :)
Mileage PB - 18 miles
I ran 18 miles today and found it tough going. Am finding it hard to stay within my training pace for long runs. I think my legs want to continually run at race pace (blaming the Brighton 1/2 marathon for that!) which is fine except I end paying for that faster pace during the last few miles. Stop walk jog run - stop walk jog run for the last few miles. Oh well, I can only get better :)
Gold Challenge Stadium Day →
Am so excited!! I’ll be running 100m in the Olympic Stadium thanks to the Gold Challenge and the fundraising I’m doing for Cancer Research UK. The Gold Challenge Stadium Day is Sunday 1st April. I’ll be amongst some of the lucky,lucky members of the public who get to run on the 100m track during the ‘test event’ day. WOO HOO :) Am practicing my Usain Bolt pre-race...