Another week of training disrupted by business travel… this time I spent a couple of days in the beautiful, yet snowy, Swedish city of Lund.
This was a lovely opportunity to see somewhere new, but on the other hand it did rather mess up the training schedule. I ran my Tuesday run as normal, but the Thursday run simply didn’t happen.
Come Saturday, I decided to do the parkrun – and then the obvious thought was “why not run to the Parkrun?” It’s only three miles to the park, it’s all downhill and would be a great warmup.
So, that’s what I did. and it obviously worked – not only did I manage to put in the miles, but I smashed my PB at the Falkirk Parkrun – down from 23:59 to 22:34 – a whopping 85 seconds off my best time!
It was today that things went downhill. I realised I was tired when I started my LSR – things just weren’t right. But I ploughed on regardless, and ran along the canal to the Bantaskine tunnel. Then I walked through it, and then ran another couple of hundred yards.
To my credit, I managed the Wallacestone Brae without walking, although my time was probably similar to that of a brisk walk. But it was when I came down Sunnyside Road and realised I was at almost twelve miles that I made the big mistake. “I’m almost at half marathon distance – why not go for the full 13.1 miles?”
So, I added on an extra mile. And now I’m tired. Oh well, nobody to blame but myself.
I predict a week with very little running in the lead-up to the Alloa Half Marathon.
If for no other reason than I have finished “Faceless Killers” and need a new audiobook!
05 – 11-Mar 2012
|Number of runs||Four|
|Links||– Tuesday – 5.14 miles (619 cal)
– Saturday Part 1 – 2.91 miles (347 cal)
– Saturday Parkrun – 3.07 miles (363 cal)
– Sunday – 13.51 miles (1514 cal)
|Total mileage this week||24.63 miles|
|Calories burned this week||2843|
|Total mileage since start||156.65 miles|
|Calories burned since start||16,496|
|Sunday morning weight||didn’t check|