Only time for jog to/from parkrun duties this morning. It will be really nice to celebrate our 25,000 finishers next week. Hard to believe that in 3 months time it will be already 6 years since I started working on setting the event up. Time flies.
TDC 973 days 10498 miles
Slowest parkrun in over a year!? Proves you can’t go out till the early hours then expect to have no pay back. Pace seemed pretty comfortable breathing-wise and legs not heavy, but 10.25 at half way meant I relaxed too much the second half. Felt I could have run a Half Marathon at that pace.
TDC 952 days 10407 miles
Seven miles to/from parkrun duties this morning. I’m no longer a runner!
TDC 945 days 10372 miles
Back in Jersey for the Marathon. Decided to try a pace practise parkrun 5K. Finished in the first 12 out of 155 but perhaps not a great idea, even though only 21 minutes something [not flat course]. Right hamstring especially tired? Breathing hardly at all but legs ‘wobbly’.
I think tomorrow will be a hang on and see what happens kind of race. I will start at 3.15 pace and hope for the best. That said 3.15 on this course is 3.10 on a flatter course.
TDC 924 days 10284 miles
Run to parkrun to drop off keys then on to another parkrun to try a 5K faster effort [20.35] then back to parkrun to process results then home. 11 miles with stops; farthest I have run in a day in 3 weeks. Nice to run faster, but made the mistake of following others after the first mile, when their pace had slowed. Overall it didn’t feel that flat out, so I think I could have sub 20ed.
A few more miles next week before a faster marathon effort next weekend, then back to the training plan for the Autumn.
TDC 917 days 10252 miles
So just a 4 mile jog to parkrun duties this morning. Even more confused. I have allowed myself another week of ‘free’ eating. Haven’t gone crazy on the cakes but I have been eating ‘naughty’ food. Could be down to less cups of tea in the stomach when stepping on scales, but this morning I weighed 1lb less than I did last Saturday morning!? Given I am running next to nothing mileage this makes no sense at all? I thought I would have put on a few lbs, so not complaining.
TDC 910 days 10219 miles
Nice to jog to and from parkrun duties this morning. Our first 250 events runner. Tested watch and cleared data. Weighed self [OUCH]. Clothes washing. Getting food cooked and frozen for the week. Vaseline stocked up. Hair and toenails cut. Kit for tomorrow all laid out. Dithering [taper] time over. No more rest.
Dreading that it looks like being a heat wave tomorrow! But, for what it’s worth, as ready as I’ll ever be. Oh boy!
Only 1,134 miles till TDC miles complete [10,000 miles in a thousand days] and this 50/50 challenge is 1,311 miles.
TDC 847 days 8866 miles