Rather than save myself and do one long run on Sunday I decided to do a Juicyju Trail bonanza.It was fabulous... it included 5 days on my gorgeous trails. I think I learnt more from doing that than focussing on one long boring run!! This is what I did:
Day 1: 3.1 miles
Day 2: 4 miles and a spinning class
Day 3: 8 miles
Day 4: 7 Miles
Day 5: 7 miles and a 1k swim
This is what I have learned:
1. Epsom salt baths really help with a quick muscle recovery ( get some, they work)
2. Fuel- I really struggled on the 8 miles and had to have my emergency candy kittens at 2 miles as I was starving and limp. The next day I had 2 pieces of toast 2 hours before and that run was amazing and the best ( 7 miles). This really hit me and the penny dropped about the importance of food.
3. I love trails and after this marathon I will do a trail one next as they are more fun!
I ran a 10k this morning before work and it was horrible. I have to run on the main road ( too dark for trail) and the car fumes were just so grim
What has everyone else learnt on your journey to a big race?