Running Life

Marathon Training Week Seventeen

Runs – 4

Miles – 17.6

Pace – 8.38/mile

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Yoga 3.1 mile run 5.1 mile run 3.4 mile run Rest Yoga 6 mile run
 30:00 27:41  45:39  29:07  30:00 49:20 (PB!)

This week was the last full week of training before the marathon!  This time in a week, I will just be finishing the run in Uganda…it doesn’t quite seem real.  There will be a couple of acclimatisation runs once I arrive – I’m flying tomorrow morning – but this is it, folks.  I’m as ready as I’m going to be.

It’s been another quiet week of training, such are the ways of tapering.  It’s been quite quick – no doubt, professional runners would tell me off for pushing too hard when I’m supposed to be resting but it just felt good.  I even managed to knock more than a minute off my best time over 6 miles this morning…not too shabby on the morning of my 34th birthday!  I hope I can keep this up when I get back post-marathon.

I will be blogging/instagraming whilst I’m away if you want to keep up with my adventures and I’ll be writing something about the whole training process once I’ve recovered.  In the meantime, I best get packing!

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 🙂

The project all about improving the lives of vulnerable women! In Masaka, they work in partnership with the women’s prison, as the standards of these institutions are normally very low, to ensure the women have basic hygiene. This situation is often made worse, by the fact that the women are often imprisoned wrongly and sometimes are even pregnant when arrested. Therefore, the project currently supports 70 women and 20 children in the prison, proving basic supplies for hygiene and dignity, such as sanitary pads and nappies.

Previous runners have helped this project by setting up a manufacturing process for these products to make it a sustainably financial system (previously it wasn’t). This year, your support will furthering their business model and the project’s sustainability, so they can help even more vulnerable women!

This is where your money will go:

  • £80 allows for a chilled juice dispenser to be brought – this will allow the women to start up a sustainable business.
  • £130 pays rent for one month for a centrally located shop so 3 women can be employed in their own start-up.
  • 50p buys all the material needed to make 6 sanitary pads in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way.





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