Jantastic week 7- high mileage!

Half term seems a long time ago now!

Monday– 16 mile run (due to being away at the weekend). No heating made this not fun at all, because I knew I was coming home to a cold house. 3 + hours, then a visit home for a shower meant that it felt like it took up most of the day.

Tuesday– Rest. Visited some friends, played games and ate cake (and crudites!). Returned home to a warm house- phew.

Wednesday– Waffle House brunch with some friends. 8 mile Sweatshop in the evening. Feeling good.

Thursday– Walking in London (another brunch with another lot of teacher friends). Body Pump was fully booked so did the instructor’s earlier class, Body Conditioning. I remembered while doing it that I used to do that class before I tried pump. Pulled up my leggings and heard a rip- turned out I had ripped the pocket off- I was very worried for a few seconds there!

Friday– 4 mile run- I saw an owl. It was amazing. I was running along and could see this huge white bird sitting on a post. As I got closer it took off and swooped through the trees, and then looped back again. I tried to take some photos, but as soon as I stop running my glasses fog  up, so it was a bit difficult!

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In the top right hand corner of the photo you can see the n shape of the owl against one of the trees.

I ran out and back, and as I got back to that part it flew across the path in front of me. Amazing. I went for pancakes at my parents’ house and my dad told me that owls section their hunting ground into quarters and search it very logically, which is what the owl appeared to be doing.

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Anyway I was finding it quite tough and that was just what I needed to remind me why I love running.

Saturday– Lots of walking around Brighton.

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Sunday– Brighton half marathon! Hooray! And then more walking around the town, and the train stations, and the underground….

So, 4/4 workouts done. Max distance of 16 miles done. Weekly total of 41 miles!

I also had a look and I have run 91 miles in February so far (as the week before last I only managed two short runs)- if all goes to plan I will get over 100 in a month which seems like a big amount to me!

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8 thoughts on “Jantastic week 7- high mileage!”

  1. I love owls; a while back we were walking through town and the local wildlife sanctuary (i think) was there with a show of owls and I got to hold one, such an amazing experience to be up so close … better to see them in their natural habitat though.

    1. They are amazing birds- so graceful. We had them at school once but I was rather nervous having it on my shoulder- would much rather view from afar!

  2. Wow great week! And amazing mileage total. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten past 36 miles in a week and that was when I ran the marathon! I’m slooooooowly building things up at the moment (fingers crossed for no more injuries…) so I’m around 15-17 miles a week at the moment which is just ticking along nicely. I’m reluctant to move to four runs a week just yet as I don’t want to cause any issues. It’s such a judgement game for me. Why can’t things be simple??
    Well done on another good Jantastic week too 🙂

    1. Thanks! I think you are being really sensible with your running- you know what it right for you so keep at it. 🙂

    1. Oh dear! Someone I work with is obsessed with owls- I will have to tell her about it! And it was not too close to me 🙂

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