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.