Going steady

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Week 10, Day 1

Week Ten. TEN!!!! Jeepers oh!

Monday night is club night, but because my legs were feeling heavy walking up to the Leisure Centre after yesterday, and in light of what happened last Thursday, I decided to go with the 30-minute group again.

I’m beginning to think this might well be my strategy for the next few weeks as my Sunday runs get progressively longer, use Monday to recover. Then, once I enter the taper phase, I’ll go up to 45 minutes and then, after the marathon, move up to the 60s.

Everything is geared towards London at the minute and, given my history, I don’t want to risk that.

Tonight’s run was a brisk 2.65 miles. Steady overall, I opened the throttle considerably on the long straits and then slowed right down to almost a walk in other sections as the group doubled back to bunch up again.

I enjoy the 30-minute group. It has a real cross section in it each week, from experienced runners making a comeback from injury, to people like me using it as a recovery from the weekend, to others taking their first tentative steps and everything in between.

For me, the rest of the week holds one hill work session and another focusing on intervals, before 16 miles on Sunday. Hopefully that’s what happens this time and my leg doesn’t have other ideas.

If you’ve enjoyed following my progress so far could I be so bold as to ask you if you’d consider making a donation to my chosen London Marathon charity this year – Asthma UK? No amount is too small, and all donations are received with such heartfelt thanks. My fundraising page can be found here. Thank-you so much.

London Marathon Training (153.6 miles – 33 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 – 23.7 miles (4 runs; average 5.9 miles per run)
Week 9 – 18 miles (3 runs; average 6 miles per run)
Week 10 – 2.65 miles (1 run; average 2.65 miles per run)

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