Review of Week 8

Well, another disappointing week on the training front. I just can’t seem to shift this cold, virus thingy – it’s hanging around like a bad smell and to be honest I’d rather it would just ‘do one’!

I managed to get a ‘speed’ session done on Tuesday – I put speed in inverted commas as it was speed in the loosest sense of the word. The FIRST plan I’m (sort of) following sets target times for each rep – the longer and tempo runs are not a problem, but the short intervals I’m way off! Guess I’m not a speed merchant, but then again I knew that…and who needs to sprint 400m when you’re running a marathon – I’m assuming the last 400m of the London Marathon will be Chip shuffle – bit like the Ironman shuffle, but done by me!

Thursday was a 7 mile tempo – I managed 6.5 miles, but it wasn’t a pleasant run. About 3 miles in up by Willen Lake I ran out of energy and just felt rough. But after a short break and a little word with myself I got going again. Didn’t run at the proper pace but got back in one piece. Haven’t felt right since then so haven’t done the 16 miler for the second time. But, I’m trying not to panic, there’s still eight weeks to go – and five until the Oakley 20. It’ll be fine…

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2 thoughts on “Review of Week 8

  1. Great post as usual…Have you seen your GP yet…just asking coz if he can do anthing to help with 1 month to go, now would be the time 🙂 Get well soon 🙂


    • Thanks Jules. I do feel a lot better today – might even race on Wednesday but I have resolved that if I’m not completely better by the end of the week – off to the Dr’s I go! Better to get it sorted sooner rather than later…. x


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