Training Log: Zan
In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Running||4|| 5:07:40|| 38.15||(8:04)|| 61.4||(5:01)|
| ||Total||4|| 5:07:40|| 38.15||(8:04)|| 61.4||(5:01)|
Got entry for the great north run in September and Chester marathon in October. Both 'elite' entry (!) - the criteria for women is extremely lenient in both and I may well come last in gnr but I'm ok with that to save the extortionate entry fee. Chester marathon only had about 3 sub-3 women last year so they're probably trying to attract more.
Was planning to have a summer fell season but excited about road running now - need to find some good flat places to train over the summer.
Running 30:00  3.1 mi (9:41 / mi)
Morning jog down towards rivelin and back up.
Running 1:20:00  6.0 mi (13:20 / mi)
Dark Peak run from snake pass. Straight up to kinder, along the edge a bit and back. Got caught in a big snowstorm. Legs feeling ok! Nice to go out to the peaks and actually run up a hill.
Running 2:57:40  26.4 mi (6:44 / mi)
London Marathon - happy to achieve the 3 main aims of getting to the start line, running sub 3 and enjoying it...mostly! Especially pleased having spent much of the last 8 weeks seriously doubting I'd make the start with all the niggles.
However whilst the 2.57 (6.45 average miling) which I originally set out to do turned out to be a pretty accurate prediction, it didn't quite happen how I'd planned (and not a single mile at 6.45!).
Felt amazing til 6 miles, then pretty good to 15 with the half in 1.24. But then legs starting hurting and pace dropped off dramatically to over 7 min pace for 18-24 miles - a very long bad 'patch'. Had visions of crawling over the line in 5 hours and felt like I was jogging, looked at the watch a few times expecting to see 10 min pace but it was still saying 7.15 ish which gave me hope. Struggled on whilst the fast mass start men starting streaming past, this was demoralising but expected. Loved seeing Ingrid, Charli and Dave at 19ish which cheered me up a bit.
Then at 24 suddenly came out the other side of the bad patch and felt strangely good, sped up to a 6.30 mile and overtook about 30 people in the last 2 miles which was fun, absolutely hanging on by the end though and the 8/6/4/200m to go signs took forever! Done in by the end but relieved to have a time starting with a 2!
Don't feel like I blew up or hit the wall but definitely suffered from my extremely optimistic first half. Glad I did that though because now I fully understand the importance of pacing a marathon!
Feel like gels 10 mins before the start and at 6.5, 14.5 and 21.5, plus water at every station worked ok.
Great support from Neil too who seemed to be all over the course :)
Pleased in the circumstances of a disrupted training block and not being able to do hardly any of my planned sessions - need to not get injured and do a bit of marathon paced training for the next one - hopefully will find another one for the autumn.
Running 20:00  2.65 mi (7:33 / mi)
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