Instead of a fine return to form, last week turned into another lay off from running. The Marathon Mountain was too big for me. What am I going to do about it? How will I get back into it? Let’s review. [Read more…]
Last week was deliberately quiet. Sometimes, avoiding burnout means taking a break. How did I do the week before, how did I manage on my week off and what’s the plan for next week? Let’s review!
Last week, I was really pleased with my progress. This week, I’m even more pleased! My running feels like it is moving into another plane and I’m bursting at the seems to share it with you all! So, let’s review!
It’s the time of the week where we compare planned with actual. Last week’s plan was:
- Run a 10-15k on the weekend
- Run on Sat & Sun
- Run three times during the week
- Run before work
How did I do?
In which I know it’s really a Tuesday when I post this…
My 7 days, 7 run challenge is over. How’d I do? Let’s review!
In which I give up on my old plan…and come up with a new plan.
That time of the week again: reviewing my planned against my actual. Yet again, I’ve not lived unto my plan. Happily, this was only partly down to my recurring lack of motivation. I actually got really, really busy doing fun stuff this week and lost out on my running time.
However, I’ve also had a long hard luck at my planning and decided it’s time to change tack.
Plan of the Week for Monday 23rd June 2014
Another week over! Time flies.
Sadly, my ankle continued to give me trouble this week. As I wrote previously, having patience is a key part of injury recovery. This means I’m not too disappointed with my performance.
Let’s talk about this week.
Oh how optimistic I was last week. After finally working my way through a motivational slump, I sprang back into my running and with a renewed optimism. Thanks to an injury, my plan got shot to hell.
My last post talks about my frustrations. So, let’s review last week and plan the next.
In Part 1 (link), I gave my thumbs up to Christchurch Airport Marathon. A well organised and fun event, I’m looking forward to running it next year. In this second part, I dissect my performance at the marathon. This will show areas of performance learning and all as part of my journey to a Boston Marathon Qualifying time.
I started the race an excited and bouncy 34 year old man; 5hrs, 28mins and 17 (ish) seconds later, I finished it feeling 10 years older and mentally and physically knackered. My legs were blazing with pain, my nipples chafed bloody raw and I was angry as hell with myself.
Six days later, my legs and nipples are healing and I’ve had time to reflect on my race’s Good, the Bad and the Ugly points.
Long Slow Run Part 2
In Part 1, I focused on preparing for the long slow run. I talked about how I do them on a Sunday – the day I have most free time – what I do to get ready – such as carb loading – and preparing for sun and sweat – suncream and vaseline!
Today, I’ll talk about how I physically run them and how I recover from them.