Monthly Archives: September 2015

Trailffest Training week 9

Trailffest Training week 9

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Trailffest Training Week 9

Not long now!

Day
Monday

What was planned
Pilates class

What I did
WI evening

Tuesday
3 mile run plus strength training
3 mile run plus strength training

Wednesday
6 mile run
5.8 mile run in the rain

Thursday
Rest
Rest

Friday
10 x 400m at 5k pace
6 Mike run with my mum

Saturday
Rest
Rest

Sunday
6 mile run
3 mile run with hill repeats

My penultimate training week! My runs were fun this week, even leading the Bridging Group for an almost 6 mile run in torrential rain and a starless sky. I had a lovely run along canals with my mum and managed some hill repeats.

It’s now less than a week until the Trailffest half marathon. I sort of feel prepared, I think that my training has pretty much gone to plan and I am confident that I am in good shape to run 13.1 miles. However, I do feel nervous. This is only my second half marathon and my first trail half. I know it will be hard, there’s a lot of hills in Snowdonia!, but hopefully my long, hilly runs will have put me in good stead for them. I’m also looking forward to running trails where the route is well marked and the nettles will have been squished before I get there. My poor shins have been stung, scratched and prickled enough this summer!

How has your week been? 

For the animals

For the animals

Today’s vegan Mofo prompt is to “honour a human or non-human animal who inspires your veganism”. It didn’t take me long to think of cows.    I love cows, even if I do feel a bit wary when running through a field of them. They are beautiful creatures, they form strong bonds and friendships in… Continue Reading

Trailffest Training week 8

Trailffest Training week 8

Trailffest Training Week 8 How did it get to week 8 so quickly? So week 8 was mainly to plan. I was paiming on Saturday so didn’t do parkrun but I incorporated the parkrun route into my long run on Sunday. I don’t know why but I felt really nervous before heading out for my long… Continue Reading

Trailffest Training week 9

Trailffest Training week 9

Trailffest Training Week 9 Not long now! My penultimate training week! My runs were fun this week, even leading the Bridging Group for an almost 6 mile run in torrential rain and a starless sky. I had a lovely run along canals with my mum and managed some hill repeats. It’s now less than a…

For the animals

For the animals

Today’s vegan Mofo prompt is to “honour a human or non-human animal who inspires your veganism”. It didn’t take me long to think of cows.    I love cows, even if I do feel a bit wary when running through a field of them. They are beautiful creatures, they form strong bonds and friendships in…

Trailffest Training week 8

Trailffest Training week 8

Trailffest Training Week 8 How did it get to week 8 so quickly? So week 8 was mainly to plan. I was paiming on Saturday so didn’t do parkrun but I incorporated the parkrun route into my long run on Sunday. I don’t know why but I felt really nervous before heading out for my long…