Marchathon progress… days 7 to 10.
Monday 7th. BMF Class.
Tuesday 8th. Excuses: Window cleaner, work, chores, waiting for parcel delivery, supermarket dash, making pancakes, eating pancakes, wine… no run.
Wednesday 9th. BMF again. A few of us were almost nervous, as if we were going to a race, thinking that today a fitness assessment would be sprung on us! Not that anything significant would happen if we performed better or worse, it’s just the awful possibility and personal shame of being less fast/fit than last time after all that mud sweat and
tears giggles! I even put on my lightest (go faster) trainers rather than the mud encrusted trail shoes I normally wear and had a few glugs of energy drink! Fortunately I did not have to maintain my 1500m time against the wind and we had a normal class. Phew. However my hamstrings got a good pasting and the crab crawling uphill left me aching in some interesting new places today!
Thursday 10th. This morning, after a visit to the dentist, I was starting up my usual excuses (aching hamstrings, work, chores, coffee, sleep…) I couldn’t settle to work so got my running kit on and after a little motivation from twitter got myself out the door. I’m glad I did as it turned out to be the best part of the day weather wise. The sun was shining and the wind had eased a bit. I had a good run, faster than it felt and I found from my garmin results that I didn’t slow up in the second half as I thought even though my leg muscles were heavy and a bit sore after too many leg exercises on Monday and Wednesday.
6.14 miles 55.56 mins.
Marchathon totals todate. 4 runs, 21.27 miles. 4 BMF classes. 8/10 days.