16 days down and 15 to go on my March challenge. So how am I doing? Well the scores on the doors are…
Run/exercise 12/16 days. 36.74 miles run, plus 6 BMF classes.
I had a slump at the weekend.
Last week was fairly good. I even had a go at Audiofuel pyramid 200 intervals on Friday to ring the changes and make the most of a short run. Great, but ouch! that reached muscles that other runs don’t reach. I can’t believe intervals can make a relatively short run so tough! Then, at the weekend I got caught up in family stuff, felt tired, unmotivated and took the whole weekend off. So I started this week feeling apathetic, sluggish and guilty having missed a good long run over the weekend. On Monday at BMF, I didn’t feel much brighter.
However, my mojo was restored on Tuesday by way of an email congratulating me on getting a place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in the second chance draw! I literally downed work tools (logged off) then and there and went for a great afternoon run in Hyde Park to celebrate. Woo hoo 8 miles on a beautiful day!
Today, still feeling bouncy and keen, I went ahead with my latest money-saving scheme of running to Hyde Park for BMF class at least once a week to save all the cash I waste paying to park. 2 miles there, a killer class and 2 miles home… I think ‘broken’ would be a good description of how I felt when I got home. That will teach me… I have to confess to having a little lunch time snooze, feet up on the sofa watching neighbours!
Now that I do have a place in my local half marathon I find myself entered for 2 Half Marathons and 10 mile race over a 6 week period in the Autumn! That will certainly be one way of making me maintain my mileage over the summer…