Adventure Life, Running Life

Marathon Training Week Fifteen

Runs – 4

Miles – 21.45

Pace – 8.54/mile

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Yoga 3 mile run 7 mile run Rest 8 mile run Rest 3.4 mile run
29:00 1:00:13 1:12:28 29:13

Two weeks to go until I fly out to Uganda for the marathon – I cannot believe how quickly it has come round.  It’s been a slightly odd training week.  There isn’t much to report, other than a lot of early starts to get a run in before work.  This meant, by Friday, I was pretty tired and I could feel it in my legs.  It was nice not to have a properly long run, especially as I spent the weekend on my toga teacher training course.  I’ve been pleased with my pace over these shorter runs so it’s been a good solid and unremarkable week of training!  I guess that’s what tapering is all about.

You know are a committed runner when you get up this early to get a run in!

The UGM team ran a Q&A session during the week and, although it was great to hear more about the set-up, I am starting to get really nervous about the whole affair – the casual mention that last year’s winner, who normally runs a 2:20 marathon, completed the course in 2:45 made me realise how challenging the course is going to be.

The plan for this week is to keep tapering with a 10 mile run on Sunday.  I know I need to look after myself and put myself in the best possible place for the race in 20 days time – doing my best to keep germs and injuries at bay 🙂

Thanks to everyone who has supported me over the last few weeks and especially to those who have already donated.  If you would like to support my fundraising efforts in support of the women of Masaka, please head over to my fundraising page 🙂




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