I wanted to do a bit of a round-up for this week. Firstly, because it’s just 4 weeks (!!) until Paris – but also because this is the first week that I’ve really felt on track with my training, and my sub-5 marathon goal. Happy face!
My colleagues have drawn me a countdown on one of the office whiteboards. It’ll be down to the 20s tomorrow – Gulp!
Monday: I gave myself a recovery day after the Surrey Half, but my legs felt pretty good.
Tuesday: My friend and I joined the ladies at the Reebok run club for a social, relaxed 3.6 miles.
Photo from the FitHub Facebook page
Wednesday: I forgot my pilates kit, so took another rest day – whoops!
Thursday: 4.1 hilly miles at an average of 10:31, with splits of 10:25, 10:32, 10:37 and 10:29.
Friday: 1 mile swim in 46 minutes.
It was almost light at 6am! Spring is coooming!
Saturday: Guildford parkrun’s 3rd birthday! 32:07, with splits of 10:40, 10:21 and 10:26.
Sunday: Kingston Breakfast Run 16 miler. 03:00:28, so an average of 11:15/mile. (Race report up soon!)
Assuming I can keep up the pace for the full 26.2, I’m currently looking at a time of 4h50ish for Paris, which would be AWESOME – but I’ll have a better idea of my expected pace after my 18/19 miler next weekend. (And then it’s the taper! Eeek!)
Are you signed up for a spring marathon? How’s your training going? 🙂