A wee cheat run

fullsizerender-27London Marathon Training
Week 8, Day 2

Ok, I’ll admit it. I was sneaky tonight.

My training plan for London demands I go out four times a week. One of those is always Monday night at the club, and the other always my Sunday long run.

Other than that it’s basically my choice, and usually I do one of Wednesday/Thursday and Friday/Saturday.

However, having already gone to club last night and having Sunday to look ‘forward’ to I decided that I’d go along to C25K tonight to use one of my nights up, and to also give me only one more run to do before the weekend.

In my defence, Sunday is a half-marathon so it maybe makes sense to rest up as much as possible before then. Honest, guv, that was my thinking *cough*.

So, anyway, tonight. It’s starting to get to the business end of C25K, and the schedule this evening was 2×15-minute runs. It was good to see so many people still sticking with it, despite their nerves. I remember only too well what it felt like to be at this stage of the process but I also know that from here on in you’ve more or less cracked it.

As always it was fun. It was run at a leisurely pace, but also significantly quicker than it has been on the other two occasions I’ve been.

I’ll admit that my legs were tired tonight, but that’s not surprising given my exploits since Saturday. This was also going to be a recovery run and I did take it easy but also, when the occasion arose, I did let loose and allowed myself to open the throttle a little.

I’m definitely going to take a day off tomorrow. I think I’ve earned it. Tonight was my fourth consecutive day running and whilst that is nothing compared to those that streak for years for me it’s as busy as it’s ever got so I need to be careful not to overdo it.

London Marathon Training (119.4 miles – 28 runs)
Week 1 – 12.2 miles (4 runs; average 3.05 miles per run)
Week 2 – 9.3 miles (2 runs; average 4.65 miles per run)
Week 3 – 17.7 miles (4 runs; average 4.4 miles per run)
Week 4 – 18.8 miles (4 runs; average 4.7 miles per run)
Week 5 – 14.9 miles (4 runs; average 3.7 miles per run)
Week 6 – 18.7 miles (4 runs; average 4.7 miles per run)
Week 7 – 20.3 miles (4 runs; average 5.1 miles per run)
Week 8 – 7.5 miles (2 runs; average 3.7 miles per run)

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