It has been another challenging week fitting in training around the every day things that go on. The anti blister socks seemed to do the trick and I haven’t been troubled by that this week. Thursday was a tough 90 minutes after work and then Saturday was long run day. 3 hours is the longest so far and Billy agreed to come and pick me up so that I didn’t need to do the big down hill. The first hour was fine and I mainly zoned out and got on with it. I felt hot at this stage and took off my jacket.
The discomfort and wanting to stop set in at around 90 minutes and the weather turned a bit colder and darker. I turned back at 2 hours and was feeling sore all over. This is not a great feeling with an hour still to go. I walked a bit up the hill eating some crisps. My stomach cramps and general feeling of nasuea were a bit concerning and the last hour was a real battle of wills to keep going. I made my way through 3 Starbursts but overall the fuelling wasn’t great today. Aside from the sweets I manged a handful of crisps and not nearly enough fluids. I need to do better. 3 hours done nonetheless.
The rest of Saturday was more or less a washout and I struggled to refuel, feeling nauseous the rest of the day. Again, a day makes a big difference and I feel a lot better today. I am hopefully ready for the challenges that lie ahead this week.
This week’s log:
Monday – REST
Tuesday – 45 minutes 5.2 miles 8.50 ave pace
Wednesday – REST
Thursday –1 hour 30 minutes 10.62 miles 8.28 ave pace
Friday – REST
Saturday – 3 hours 19.4 miles 9.04 ave pace
Sunday – REST