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Losing the Plot

29 April 2012

One week to go until the North Dorset Village Marathon and I feel… I don’t know how I feel.

Or rather, I feel nothing.

Or rather, I feel lots of contradictory things.

I feel like my training has gone well: I’ve been consistent, I’ve run more miles than I did for my last marathon, I haven’t had any major injuries or time off for illness. I think I could run a marathon in 3 hours 30 minutes.

I don’t think I could run a marathon in 3 hours 30 minutes. That’s 25 minutes faster than my last marathon. The course is going to be hilly, my hamstring is still tight. Who am I kidding?

I don’t know if there’s going to be a happy ending or not. If things go badly next Sunday I will point to my tight hamstring and the fact that I went to a nightclub last night (yes!) as proof that things were doomed to failure. If things go well, then dancing til midnight (I know!) was valuable cross-training and the hamstring thing was just a niggle.

I’m in the middle of my story, I’m not in control of the plot now. I can’t turn to the final page and tell you what happens. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Weekly Summary:

Monday: rest
Tuesday: 6 miles (steady)
Wednesday: 5.5 miles (easy)
Thursday: 5 miles (intervals)
Friday: rest
Saturday: 8 miles
Sunday: rest

Total: 24.5 miles

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 April 2012 6:54 pm

    haha i love the idea that dancing in a nightclub counts as cross training, going to bear that in mind for my training! Good luck next Sunday!

    • 30 April 2012 1:53 pm

      Thanks Dawn! I don’t care what happens, it’s definitely cross-training..

  2. 29 April 2012 7:34 pm

    I’ll be thinking of you next week. Sincerely hoping for better weather than we had around here today. What will be will be, you can but do your best (taken from the fortune cookie well of wisdom)

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