Q = Where am I?
A = At home writing on a blog about my running training.
Q = Where should I be?
A = At Running Club!!
It's not just me that sees the irony in that is it?!
My running has not been going great recently. I think that may be the biggest understatement of the year, but I'm trying to look on a more positive side of things!
The downturn was with my 'long run' last week; I write in the inverted commas as it was not the 2 hour jaunt it was supposed to be. I managed only 8 miles, and even that took me 1.5 hours. The problem was stomach related and all that goes along with that; whereas at the time, I put it down to an extreme case of the RT's, it turns out that a few people around me have had similar experiences since, and none of them have been running, so I'm now inclined to believe that it was actually a stomach bug. This soothes me slightly as I was mighty worried about running if there was ever going to be a chance that such an infliction should occur again!
As it was my brother's wedding at the weekend, with family visiting from Friday, I knew I wouldn't be running over the weekend period and had factored that in. What I hadn't factored in was falling asleep tonight and missing running club!
A clear indication that I'm not as young as I was, and a weekend of partying now seriously takes its toll; ah well, I'm not going to moan and groan about it. The week is young and I intend to make up for it. On the bright side, the extra sleep was clearly needed and at least I didn't nod off whilst running... that could have been dangerous! The plan now is to do a quality session of some sort tomorrow (maybe an Audiofuel Pyramid run), a 2 - 2.5 hour run on Wednesday, Club on Thursday and a short recovery on Friday. This will leave me with a complete rest day on Saturday, then the Wilmslow Half on Sunday which I will be using as a marathon training run, tagging a few extra miles onto the beginning and end. Sorted.
Now, to indulge in some pasta and pretend I made it to running club!
Distance: Thursday = 8 miles, Today = 2 hours sleep!
Weather: would have been nice for running but apparently better for sleeping!!