If you haven’t caught up with all the other weeks training, have a look here.
Monday – Rest
I needed today to walk around, find my bearings and try to locate some running routes.
Tuesday – 2.12 miles – av pace 10:02
I didn’t manage to locate any routes near where we were staying, so I headed out early to explore. We were staying in a campsite which was located on a single track. If you went out of the gate and turn left there was a very steep hill and single track, if you turned right there was still a hill, but not as steep. Obviously I turned right.
The single lane was 0.7 mile until I met a busy road, that still had no path. I ran a little way on it, but the whole time listening for cars and looking for where I could jump into the hedge if needed.
Wednesday – 2.73 miles – av. pace 10:19
I should have been doing a tempo run today, so everywhere we went I looked out for paths and possible routes. When we got back to the campsite, I could feel myself getting in a right tizz
In the end, I repeated yesterday’s run, as I just needed to run. I felt like I wanted to run and run and run, but the roads were just too dangerous. I wanted to run longer than the day before, so added some hills reps to the end of my run. It was perfect, but it lifted my mood and made me feel so much better.
Thursday – Rest
I wasn’t feeling my best today (time of the month) so I spent the day on the beach instead!
Friday – Rest
Beach again, but this time I walked lots and even had a little go at surfing! (Ok bodyboarding). I must have been holding on for dear life as my triceps and back were aching for days after. Haha
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Bedford Half Marathon – 2:00:01
Read my race report here.
So this week didn’t quite go to plan, but there is no use worrying about it. It’s gone now, I had a lovely time on holiday with family and i’ll just have to work harder from now on!
Has anyone else ever missed a week of training in a plan? Let me know your experiences below.