With that in mind, I am going to continue to work hard over the next 7 weeks, but try to convince myself that just finishing will be an achievement in itself.
Monday- A pathetic core ‘workout’ in my sitting room while catching up on my favourite Royal Marine’s Commando School programme involving a few planks, sit ups, bicycle crunches and a lot of procrastinating.
Tuesday– Yasso 800s – 7 X 800 with 400m recovery jogs.
3.26, 3.30, 3.28, 3.21, 3.28, 3.28, 3.28,
I’m not allowed to listen to music during my speed work, but that doesn’t stop me singing nonsense in my head. I couldn’t stop singing Blink 182 ‘Girl at the Rock Show’ which helped me push through the final repeats.
Thursday- 6 miles @8.40 pace along the Thames. I took my hydration pack as I thought I would be doing 8 miles (I was supposed to have done 8 on Weds), but realised that I might be ruining my legs for Friday’s long run with 8 miles, so cut it to my standard 6 mile loop.
Friday- 15 Miles before work to ensure my long run was done before the weekend.
Saturday– Tom’s sister’s wedding. I was at the house helping everyone get ready, and it was all hands on deck so it just would not have been feasible to have nipped out for a 2 and a bit hour run!
Sunday- Recovering from the awesome wedding!
So a great week of running, but not so great a week for cross training. Next week is going to be similar as I am working on location without access to my gym. I need to improve my ability and determination to complete strength workouts outside of the gym and on my own.