Bournemouth Training: Week 5

Bournemouth Training: Week 5

Training for the Bournemouth Marathon
Another early start for speed work on Monday, this time hill repeats. There were quite a few people out and about, including a lost HGV driver that I had to direct and a rather handsome looking fox who crossed my hill as I was running up it. My repeats consisted of running uphill repeats for around 200m, and jogging down six times.

Wednesday wasn’t quite what I expected as I had a bit of a tummy bug on Tuesday so missed my morning yoga class. I thought I’d be alright running with my group on Wednesday evening but felt a little sick during the warm up so decided instead to do some running technique with my runners which would give me a chance to watch them rather than run with them. We went through posture and how important it is to think about what your arms do when your run. They also did a timed run and had all improved since we last did a timed lap.

Thankfully I was feeling much better on Thursday and could run with my Thursday night runners. We did an out and back 5k which included a big hill. Before we started I gave them the option of not running the big hill but they all wanted to give it a go and they all made it to the top. I’m really impressed with how well this group is doing.

I ran the Women’s Running 10k race on Sunday and was supposed to run 3 miles on Saturday to make up for not running longer but instead went for a long walk with my local staffy club so walked for over an hour with other people with their beautiful staffies!

Sunday’s race was fun and a full race review will follow! A bonus was having a vegan fair a short drive away on the same day so we made sure we refueled properly at the fair. I had a tempeh Reuben toasted sandwich which was delicious!

How was your week running? 

This weekly round up is part of the link up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

  • Looks like another active week! I’m excited to see your race review 😉

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