Friday 27 February
The day after…apart from my ankles being stiff as old leather when I got up, I felt pretty good today. I did have hunger like I’ve not experienced in a long time, but other than that I felt pretty normal, if that’s anything to go by. I even set my alarm to get up at 06.30 so I could run before Fit Camp in the morning.
Saturday 28 February
Ah, so that wasn’t happening. I slept pretty badly last night and was awake a lot. So when my alarm went off at 06.30 and it was rainy and windy outside I convinced myself that I didn’t need to go today, after all Karen had told us to start to taper…so I stayed in bed.
I have been thinking about the running a lot recently. How I’ve changed about it, how my body has changed (no weight loss, but thighs of bloody steel I tell ya) and how damn hungry I’ve been. I’ve also found that I am constantly thinking about when and where I am going to run next. I am hoping that eases up a bit as I have other things I need to think about too.
I ended up not running today at all. But I did have a craving for pancakes which I satisfied. I set my alarm for 06.30 with the express intention of running first thing in the morning before Fit Camp. It was a an early night and I was pretty tired so didn’t expect any problems sleeping this time.
Sunday 1 March
I was awake before my alarm! That’s a sign I need to get my arse out of bed and out for a run. I thought I’d aim for a 6-7 mile run as a slow pace and see how I got on. It was a lovely morning today. No one around and nice temperature so I rather enjoyed my solitary plod and run. I noticed today that I was surprised when my run tracker told me I’d crossed another mile. Not because I was quicker, in fact I wasn’t I was slower today as my legs still felt heavy from Thursday, but because I wasn’t thinking all the time, ‘how much further now?’. Another little milestone reached.
I also realised today that I ran my best long run when I’d had a week off beforehand. That’s quite interesting to remember, my legs felt slow today and my times showed it. So am going to listen to Karen and her tapering instructions before trying to be some superhero over the next few weeks.
Run all done and dusted before 8am. Brilliant, I now have the whole day without any naggging ‘ I need to go for a run’ thoughts.