Toontjie 4km - 14 October 2017

Toontjie 4km - 14 October 2017
Alfie's first medal

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Week 1/18 of Marathon Training

Well, I've started the training.  Monday was the first day of marathon training.  A 'rest' day!  Yay!  No exercise.  However, I ended up going out on my bike with Steve for a cycle ride.  I hadn't been out on it for several weeks and I ended up with pins and needles in my hands and certain other places!  I really do need to sort out some cycling capris for the winter. Shorts are all very well, but it does get a bit cold on the old legs (going at such a fast pace!) in winter. Still, I managed about 11kms without falling off! Really must get out more!

Tuesday was my first run.  A 5km 'comfortable' run, and I ended up going at quite a fast 'comfortable' pace (if there is such a thing as a fast 'comfortable' pace!)  Felt good after that, as I had worked hard and it was beautiful weather out there at that time of the morning - 9am.  I must make the most of those runs - they don't happen often enough!

Thursday I did an 8km pace run.  I worked hard and ran faster than the pace I had intended to do, so very happy with that.   Still need to work on my speed though.  Steve came with me on this run, which helps a lot, as it can get very lonely out there on the road!

Saturday I did my 'long' run of 13kms - on my own, without Steve!  He was having to serve guests and earn some money!  Due to the weather supposedly being better on Saturday, I did the long run then rather than Sunday.  However, after heavy rain on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, it cleared up beautifully and I was able to get out for a 5km run anyway.  Felt really good even though it was very cloudy and windy when I went out and I had to wrap up.

My thoughts were on that piece of cake I wanted today, and I feel I really earned those calories!  I am trying to lose a few kilograms, and this was my weekly treat!  And very enjoyable and tasty it was too!  Worth the  running 5kms and toning for an hour afterwards to get it.

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