Just a quick post this one – I’ve been following my half marathon training plan quite well but it works in time and not distance which I have been finding hard to adjust to. So, I decided for the long run I would aim for 10 miles. Theory being its only about 5km after that to get me to half marathon!
I dropped the kids at my parents and set off from there. I knew roughly a route that was around 10miles and I’ve found if I plan it in my head I feel better about it. The first 4km (sorry, I know I’m jumping back and forth between miles and km) are pretty much down hill – very little incline. Once I hit the first bridge though it goes up and I really felt the increase. Kept going at a good pace though and continued up and over the second bridge. Round the park and back over the 2 bridges and this is where it began to hit. The last 4km were the first 4 so naturally, as they were downhill coming out, they were uphill going back. This may have been a flaw in my plan but to be honest I was concentrating on distance not speed so there was a lot of ‘up, up, up’ chanting coming from me. I did briefly consider going that little bit further but by the time I was close to my parents house I was done.
So, things I learnt –
- When I tell myself I can – I can.
- When I say 10 miles, I mean 10 miles – not further
- I’m working on distance so I need to ignore speed
- A good play list is a must!
Until next time 😄👍🏻