There I am on to week 2 training ( according to another site I follow - only 96 days to London Marathon - Tick tock). The programme I am following also gives mental support and strategies to just keep going. The first weeks message was about your glass being half full and locus of control - that is, what ever we do is within ourselves.
This weeks mantra is - 'it doesn't matter'...if it rains, you don't feel like it, you have had a bad day etc. As many of you will testify last week was a testing week with the weather- so I really had to deploy the 'it doesn't matter' strategy. My total run for the week was 16 miles as follows:
R1-New years Eve- 5k - fast hill interval run - very buzzy. Sober New year eve...another story...
R2-New Years Day 6k - very very wet and windy - went out with a mate - both of us too stubborn to back down- soggy trail run - but felt very pleased to have completed.
R3-5k ha ha - funny run- lightening to start with- then hailstones stinging my face and hands - but it doesn't matter....it just made me run faster.
R4-10k. To be honest not a great run - perfectly fine conditions. Had had words with Mr SB - which spoilt my karma. But the second 5k much stronger and fantastic running along the crashing sea shore line.
Onto week 3. I try not to think too hard about the task in hand- as I could easily be daunted. I am taking the same approach to this as I did with c25k - I just have faith in the programme and follow it as best I can.
Happy running everyone - thanks for reading