I love running.
I do. I love it more than a good glass of shiraz from the Barossa Valley, and let me tell you, that is saying something. (Sorry Langmeil, Two Hands, Artisans, I do still love you).
I love it more than a block of lindt chocolate kindly left in the fridge for me from my mother-in-law for our return from holiday.
But I dont love it more than a delightful Sunday morning sleep in with my hubbie. Lucky I changed my Marathon training plan around so that Sundays are my rest day.
My marathon plan is set and I am excited. I typed it into an excel spreadsheet and messed around with the dates and distances to allow for holidays, family engagements and timing of other races. Whooo hooooo. Now it is up on the fridge for all the family to see and, hopefully, to understand why I am waltzing out the door, again, in my running gear.
Happiness is a well thought out training plan. Even greater happiness comes from being able to stick to that plan as much as possible. We shall see how it goes.
18k medium long run – DONE on Saturday just gone. Nailed my goal of running at a consistent pace despite the terrain and tested out using gels again (which has been disastrous in the past). Great run, great post-run feeling.
Fartleks – DONE in the freezing cold. Had forgotten what a hard workout they can be… hmmmm….
10k – DONE this morning. Once again in the cold but I was feeling rather sluggish following the Fartleks yesterday.
Wondering if perhaps choosing the intermediate marathon training plan was a little ambitious but only time will tell. Right now I am revelling in having a training plan for my first ever marathon and am excited about the km’s I am going to traverse.
Happy running everyone.