My penultimate week
Monday – Run Club Session – 1200’s Av: 9:25
The weather was shocking for this session. The heavens opened and for the first lap, I tried to dodge the puddles, by lap two there were no puddles, the pavements were just mini streams!
We completed 1200 reps and I got slower with everyone. My legs were tired and I think my trainers ended up weighing a ton with all the water they had taken on!
Tuesday – Rest day
I was glad of this rest day, as I started my first day as a supply teacher. Not really what I want to be doing, but I need to earn money! It was a LONG day as I had to travel an hour too and from the school, so I was happy this was a rest day!
Wednesday – Tempo run 6 miles – DNS
I knew this session was going to be tough to fit in. I was still working in the school an hour away. Also, the school does not finish until 4.05 pm and my daughter had swimming at 5:30 pm. Usually, I would miss her swimming to make sure that I fit in my run, but this day was different. The problems I have had at work have impacted my family too and I knew that going back to work was worrying my daughter. She doesn’t want to go back to the time when I am at work all the time and unable to do things with her. Missing swimming would have just not been the thing to do. I consider doing the session on the treadmill after swimming and then that caused problems with dinner, so I just gave up trying to sort it.
Thursday – Run Club Session – DNS
I knew that this session was going to be missed, as I had a hair appointment. Well, it is important to have my hair sorted for the finishing photos!
Friday – Rest
I didn’t really need this rest day, but I wasn’t feeling too good today, so decided to keep it as a rest day and be kind to myself.
Saturday – Easy Run – 3 Miles – Av. 10:30
I was supposed to go to Parkrun this morning, but after my anxiety kicking in
So I put the music on and got the 3 miles completed in the treadmill.
Sunday – Long Run – 7 Miles – av pace: 9:51
I put on my headphones and headed out for this run solo. I decided to not really look at my watch and run easy. Although, running at the moment doesn’t ever seem to be easy.
I tried to concentrate on my breathing and how I felt, but typical taper madness set in and my legs ached, my back felt like it was twinging. I think it was about mile 6 that I started to ‘enjoy’ the run.
Seven miles completed and that’s training completed. My pacing was a little all over the place but I am planning on sticking by a pacer at the Chicago Marathon, so hopefully, that will help me with pace.