If Miles can take the time to post, I thought I should make the effort too. It's 3 weeks today until my big HM deput at the GNR, how's training going I hear you wonder?!? Well 3 weeks ago I managed my first 10miler which was mostly run with a few walks (and some weird looks from the cows on Newcastle's town moor, I don't like cows I think they stare at me and this freaks me out!, plus the ones on the town moor are free to wonder over the paths alongside you making me even more nervous!).
After the success of my 10miler came stress at work, I tried to go out for my second ten miler only to abandon it at 5.2 miles at my furthest point from home. I knew I shouldn't have gone out and I wouldn't have done if I wasn't in training, even those magic endorphins did nothing and I'm so glad I had a cap on to hide my face as I walked home ( yes I turned into a female emotional wreck!) I have to confess i didn't run for the rest of the week, I just couldn't face it.
This week wasn't much better at work but I managed my second 10 miler with less walking than the first (advice for how to stop trapped wind would be good though as that nearly crippled me and threatened to stop my run!) and to round my running week off nicely notbad and I joined up for a run yesterday where we did some interval training down the coast and I got two fastest miles ever, I think I would have been in for my fastest ever 5k but we did the last mile on sand, it's had me on a high ever since and she's now been officially appointed in the task of getting me a sub 30 5k after I've done the GNR
2 more 10 milers before I taper, one tomorrow and one on Saturday, let's hope they go well too.
In other news, this months running purchases have consisted of a very nice Addidas waterproof jacket with 55% off for those winter downpours (I've tried it and it keeps you dry nicely without getting too sweaty on the inside, some sweat is inevitable but some jackets leave you dripping!) A new pair of shoes (45% off) not to be worn until after my GNR in case of injury, a pair of gray capri's and a pink top and today a Garmin forerunner 10 in pink, 29% off due for delivery tomorrow before my next 10 miler who said running was cheap? Time to become a running hermit until next payday
P.s. I've decided running HM's isn't for me long term, the training just takes too long when your a slow runner like me. 10k's are a good yet still difficult distance so will be sticking with them from now on along with some speed work.
Happy running folks!