Disaster is a strong word but in light of getting nowhere near my London goal it’s worth reflecting on what contributed to it after four months of solid training.
I’ve had my eye on Canalathon for a couple of years but it’s always been passed over in favour of a bigger goal close to the date but this time I’m going to take on the 50k before London.
After a stellar first month of London Marathon training I was struck down with some sort of illness that’s been doing the rounds and it wiped me out big time.
After the first week at 65 miles I have to admit I was a little nervous but to be honest I’d done a medium long run, a tempo session and a long run for the first time in ages.
Training has begun, London seems a fair way away but it’s going to come around fast!
This week I’ve hit the big 4-0. A move into a new age category and many new goals to aim for.
Lets hope the dreaded last words curse doesn’t strike but this week has been even better than the last with some better paced easy running and a good parkrun result.
My word it’s been a long time since I’ve strung together a few decent runs but I’ve had a great couple of weeks.
My blogging, like my running of late – has been sporadic and of mixed quality so a full mental reset was required.
Having taken what feels like an age, I’m easing back into the mileage at last.