Jantastic week 9- home straight

I actually had to go to Strava just now and count the weeks to check that it really was week 9.

So, this week:

Monday- Rest. Sports massage. Cleaning. I felt surprisingly good a day after my 17.6 mile run, but then was ill later on.

Tuesday– Spent the morning sleeping/ having visits to the bathroom. Had toast at lunch and felt a bit better. By the evening fancied some fresh air so had a gentle run across the fields.

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Wednesday– Meetings at work.

Thursday– Meetings at work.

Friday– Walk after work.

Saturday– Parkrun. My second fastest time on that course- most of the mud has now dried so it was much easier to grip.

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I treated myself to a parkrun hoodie this week- it is so soft and cosy- I love it! From wiggle if anyone else is interested.

Sunday– 20.6 miles. Β After a shower, a smoothie and pancakes, we had a short walk (probably less than 2 miles) and the I had an afternoon nap- I really needed it!

3/4 runs completed. Joker played (as I missedΒ the 4th run). Distance target of 20 miles done. Weekly total of 27.6 miles- should have been in the 30’s really. But there are still 5 weeks to go.

Yesterday I was not feeling as good as I felt last Monday- I was really surprised by how little my legs ached the next day last week. But I had to do a bit of foam rolling before I went to work as my legs were so stiff. I have not been hobbling, but if I sit for a long time (eg in meetings) standing up again after is interesting to say the least. I had a walk after work, and then a bath (I remembered the salts this time) and that helped loads.

Thanks for all the comments on the last post- I think that probably the 20 mile training run is the sensible choice- even though it doesn’t start until 9.30am, so I won’t be finished until 1.30pm, and home later as I will have to drive, I think the race day rehearsal, water stations and hopefully good atmosphere will help me more than just going out alone.

Next weekend I only (only) had 12 miles on the plan, but I think I might add to this a bit, so that the 20 the weekend after isn’t such a shock, but I will see how I feel as the week goes on.

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12 thoughts on “Jantastic week 9- home straight”

  1. Good luck with the 20 miler, great race prep.

    Nice to hear the parkrun kit is quality as I have been tempted.

    If it wasn’t for Jantastic I wouldn’t have done spin class today just because I have felt soooooo lazy πŸ™‚

  2. I love the hoodie! I’m so keen to buy loads of parkrun clothing from Wiggle but need to hold myself back as I spend so much on running already and saving is becoming harder!! My birthday’s in June though so maybe I can wait until then…when I won’t need a hoodie haha oh dear.
    Wow dropping to 12 will be such a shock! But how nice to know you conquered the 20 miler successfully πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah, I might go a bit further actually- not sure why it was such a drop- perhaps after the shock of 20 I might need longer to recover? Anyway, will see how I feel.
      I wanted all the kids stuff- some has foxes on it! But I think it will be too small!

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