This week started off with a hard Pilates session, some daffodils (yay for spring!) and a (really good) green juice. I’ve been doing fitness Pilates for awhile and I love it. Monday’s session left me shaking for not only the full hour but for a good few hours afterwards. I love that it makes me feel stronger and more capable.
I can’t believe that I am now halfway through marathon training! It is going super quickly. I’m so pleased that I’m not far off my fundraising target for Children with Cancer UK. If you would like to donate you can click here to visit my page, any amount is greatly appreciated, thank you!
This past week was a good one. I did some strength training at the gym and my long run took me to 13 miles this week so exactly half way. The run itself was good (I fuelled again with medjool dates and listened to a podcast for the first half and music for the second.) I did get a bit over excited at mile 10 and upped my pace quite a bit, I felt great but then realised I don’t normally run this fast so slowed down – it left me feeling dizzy and light headed. I think it’s good to experience things like this in training as it’s taught me to be aware of pace and know my capabilities within it.
My training is lacking structure at the moment. I went from having a very clear idea of the type of programme I wanted to follow to improvising a bit. As marathon day is fast approaching I want to really try and focus on quality training, nutrition/hydration and everything else that goes hand in hand with running a marathon. As much as I kid myself good hydration does not equal wine (shame…)
I’m going to try out a running club this week as I think it will really help to spend time with other runners and get some advice. Plus the fact I’ve slightly been avoiding tempo and hill runs. I’m hoping this will kick start a more serious training approach and encourage me to run in the evenings instead of sitting drinking the aforementioned wine ;)
The countdown is definitely on now! I can’t believe London Marathon is so close!