Another good week of training, I really feel back on track with my running, and I’m so excited to be racing more in the next 8 months, including Royal Parks Half, and Marathon Major number five, the Tokyo marathon in February. If anyone has any Tokyo/Japan travel advice, then I’d love to hear it!
Also I wanted to let you know that Barrecore (one of my absolute fave boutique workouts) is currently offering £75 two week unlimited classes until the end of September – Barre all excuses. (Got to love a good barre pun).
Monday – 3 easy miles in the sunshine.
Tuesday – PT session with Brad from BW Commando Fitness, my quads were so tight both before and after our workout, I spent my recovery time between weights getting a good stretch in.
Wednesday – Amazing yoga class at Another Space.
Thursday – I’m partnering with Holiday Inn to help them launch their Rest and Run clubs, as well as the running routes that will be downloadable from their properties in the future. I led a run club from their Camden Lock location to test out the app and showcase the initiative. We ran 4 miles around Regent’s Park and up Primrose Hill – so tough but always worth the view, before returning to the hotel for breakfast.
Friday – Hill sprints – I swapped this around a little this week to fit in with our plans, so I squeezed in three hill repeats before a meeting with the marquee man for our wedding next summer.
Saturday – Wedding dress shopping, then lunch and drinks at Pergola on the roof for a friend’s birthday, followed by another friend’s Dad’s 60th…
Sunday – Was supposed to meet someone for a run, but when they cancelled, I bailed because I was too
Monday – After skipping my long run, I woke up early ready to run, looked outside and could see that it was tipping it down. That’s karma for you right there. I knew I couldn’t put my run off for another day, so got up, ate breakfast while doing some work and eventually got out of the door around 9. I had 10 miles to run, so downloaded some new audiobooks for my long and easy runs, including Amy Schumer’s ‘Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’ which I’ve just started.
I ran along the Thames from Henley towards Marlow, doing a simple out and back. Each long run takes me further into the countryside, you really do feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere running through the fields with no-one around.
Running with Strava means I don’t follow my pace at all, which is a good thing as I’ve lost all speed (and endurance). 10 miles around 9.45 min mile pace.
Question – is it bad luck for the groom to see you in any wedding dress, or just the one you’re going to wear on your wedding day?
Any audiobooks you’d recommend I download for future long runs?