Ouch, my ankles. Ouch, my knees. Ouch, my thigh! Tough few weeks but I am still bimbling along. The weather is cold, the dark mornings are really dark but to be honest I really like the quick runs in the morning. I do struggle to drag myself out of bed but once up, trainers on and Garmin at the ready I really quite like it. I like the peace and quiet, the friendliness of the odd few up at that time of the morning. I did a nice 5 miler last Sunday; my timings are getting better and better, I think this is due to the quick short runs in the week. I realise that ‘proper’ training for London will have to start in the New Year so I am working on stamina at the moment, quick and fast short runs are really helping with my breathing and strength. These runs are also having a positive effect on my waistline!
I have asked for some barefoot running ‘trainers’ for Christmas, you know the sort, the ones with the toes like fingers. So excited, it may be that I will even go for a quick run on Christmas morning! Last time I did the London Marathon the MD from Vibram did the marathon wearing them. Apparently it takes time to get used to them so not sure I would be able to do the actual marathon in them but I will certainly give the training a go!
I think December is a tough month for running training, all the Christmas parties, rich food and worst/best of all alcohol! The morning after a few glasses of wine is not ideal for going for a run, having said that I think if you have a woolly head then a quick run in the fresh air is a brilliant hangover cure. Hopefully I will be able to keep up with 3 – 4 runs a week this month ready to really up the training in the New Year.
I have signed up for Silverstone half marathon in March. This is a good training run for the Marathon, it is quite a dull run because there are no crowds to cheer you on but it certainly gives you an idea of how it is likely to go in April. I would encourage anyone who is a first timer to sign up for a half marathon late February/early March to get into the feel of how it all works in particular running in a large group of people.
Have a great Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
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