Well it's been a while since I've posted as life has been busy.
I'm due to do the Manchester marathon in 14 days and I'm a mixture of emotions.
Training had been going well until life and weather got in the way meaning I lost 3 weeks of long runs.
Did my final long run on Tuesday which was blooming hard work after having 3 weeks of little running but I did it and was def glad to finish the 20 miles but during the run I was sooo dehydrated. I drank all of my 1.5 litres of tailwind (had 8 scoops/4 sachets in rather than the usual 6 as I have been really tired for the last week or so so I decided that more may be best) which I don't usually do - I normally only drink 1 litre but it still wasn't enough. Thankfully I didn't run out but I just wanted more and more. I found that my pace had dropped from 10:52 on my previous long runs to 11:26 which I was aware of whilst running but I just didn't have it in me to push anymore as I had the 'demon' in my head from mile 3 wanting me to quit as it was.
Anyway fast forward a day and we found out I'm pregnant which was a surprise. I knew I was 'late' but we did a test a couple of days after I was due on but it was negative so I assumed I was just late due to stress of life at home and all of the training but apparently not. I'm now 7 w 3 days which would account for the drop in pace and the overheating/dehydration on Tuesday but it is very unexpected and I'm not sure about it as we already have 4 children aged from 15 to 3.
I'm not sure whether I should go ahead with the marathon or not as I've trained so hard for it and it's something that I REALLY want to do but I'm not sure that it's the best thing for me and 'googling' doesn't help & I now have no idea of what pace I should attempt if I do decide to do it.
I am aware, of course, that if I do run it I will have to run it slower and I will also have to be very underdressed as I know that I will get way too hot if I run in my usual attire as I think that was the issue on Tuesday so it would be capri's and a vest or t-shirt (depending upon the weather) rather than full length pants and a t-shirt or long sleeved top.
Sorry - that was a bit of a ramble!