The last week of training before the race didn’t go quite to plan. I am not sure what it was, maybe a case of “taperitis” but I went to bed on the Monday night not feeling right and awoke on the Tuesday with a fuzzy head, sore throat and a touch of nausea. This put my training plan for the week on hold and I instead went to bed without any tea and slept. I decided that trying to stick too rigidly to the plan was likely to do more harm than good. The next day I started to feel better and I chanced a last shake out run on Thursday.
Pre race anxieties and nerves were a constant all week and I was starting to get annoyed at myself for spoiling what should be a nice enjoyable build up to the Easter holidays.
Luke enjoyed taking his Marshall into nursery:
Scott went for a Harry Potter egg:
We also managed to finally persuade Luke into a haircut before we set off for Dunbar on Friday:He didn’t get too much off, but hopefully he is now initiated!
We arrived at our accommodation for the weekend in Dunbar late on Friday afternoon.
It was a lovely wee house and I had a last supper of pizza, booked a taxi to take me to Foxlake for 7am race registration on Saturday morning and set out my kit for the next day. I had to accept that the weather was not looking good and a final warning email from the organisers about being prepared for the conditions weighed heavily on my mind as I attempted to get a good night’s sleep…
Final week training log:
Monday – 1 hour 7 miles 8.28 ave pace
Tuesday – REST (Enforced – supposed to be 1 hour easy)
Wednesday – REST
Thursday – 42 minutes 5 miles 8.17 ave pace
Friday – REST
Saturday – RACE DAY
Race re-cap to follow!