Fab Sunday + weekly review


Thanks for all the comments- you are all so complimentary (especially of my post run red face pic!). My hair is straight, but also very thick, so it gets done with straighteners at the hairdressers to properly flatten it down. It is the one thing I always like, as it has always been really healthy (you know, you have days when you feel puffy, or have bad skin or whatever)- even if I went to sleep with it wet and it is a total mess, and have to tie it up, I still like it.

Anyway, today I went on a wander around London. There were all signs everywhere warning of the closures next week (anyone running London this year?)- very exciting! The weather was so beautiful and we just wandered around for ages (I have no idea where, we did go to lots of parks, by the London Eye, up the Mall and some more parks), and it was perfect. We also went in a little Wholefoods store, (no choc pb though) where I got some mini cartons of almond milk, and some brazil cacao spread. Yum.

So onto the review.

This week went a little something like this:

Monday- 8 mile run. Which went well considering I did 18/19 miles on the previous Saturday. Did not take any water with me and so was so thirsty by the time I got home.

Tuesday- Aerobics- all good.

Wednesday- 4 mile run in the sunshine- attempted some intervals but due to pavement works and sore-ish shins I eased off.

Thursday- the most awesome body pump workout! Upped some weights and was feeling great!

Friday- Rest (eg wander around shops before haircut).Β StarvingΒ all day which I think showed how hard the body pump was.

Saturday- 13.1 miles, again in the heat. Finished that fine though.

Sunday- Rest. Several hours of walking around London.

Total miles- 25.

Lessons? I am getting the balance of snacks right. My fave running outfit is a vest and capris so I think I will be planning on taking those with me to the race. I need to be more careful at applying suncream (the shock absorber run bra – racer back- combined with a normal vest gives some interesting tan patches!).

I still have 7 weeks to go, but that is feeling very close now. I suppose it is proper spring marathon time now, what with Paris, London, Boston, Brighton etc. Β Next week is going to be a bit funny, as on Tuesday night we are off to Italy for a wedding, and not back until late Saturday. So my idea is to run Monday and Tuesday this week, and then rest while away. We always do loads of walking so I am not too worried about having a break of a few days. When we get back we have a family day out that Sunday, so I am going to do my 18 miles on the Monday (as it is the Easter holidays for us lucky teachers). I am hoping this will be ok. Any thoughts on this?

I am off to watch the rest of the grand prix now


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8 thoughts on “Fab Sunday + weekly review”

  1. Sounds like a super week and well done on uping the body pump weights! I wish I lived closer to a whole foods but no doubt I’d be skint πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy Italy, I got married in Sorrento and it was just wonderful πŸ™‚

    1. I am really looking forward to it- they are getting married at Lake Garda (we went there for a day last summer) and it is going to be fab πŸ™‚

  2. Your plan sounds like a good one: most marathon schedules have a step back week in there anyway, so you should be okay arranging things as you have. If your shins are twinging they’ll probably appreciate the break before the second long run too.

    Glad you had such a great week πŸ™‚


    1. Ah thanks for that Jessica. I have been having lower and higher mileage weeks anyway, but it is good to know that other plans have that too.

  3. I love how British you are!! πŸ˜€ hahaha.

    I don’t run anymore (I’m much better at lifting πŸ˜‰ far too much of a clutz for distance running) but I think your plan sounds like a good one… after your brief rest you’ll probably make a huge improvement the following week. That’s always how it was for me anyway!

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