Trailffest Training week 8

Trailffest Training week 8

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Trailffest Training Week 8

How did it get to week 8 so quickly?

Day
Monday
What was planned
Pilates class
What I did
Pilates class
Tuesday
3 mile run plus strength training
3 mile run plus strength training
Wednesday
6 mile run
5.5 mile run in the rain
Thursday
Rest
Rest
Friday
Body Pump class
Body Pump class
Saturday
Tring parkrun
Rest
Sunday
12 mile run
12 mile run

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 run. Perhaps knowing it was my final long run before Trailffest contributed to that nervousness. As soon as I started running the nerves left me.

I ran the route I ran with my club on Wednesday, added the parkrun route at the end and than ran the same route again but backwards. The whole 12 miles took me 2 hours 17 minutes and averaged out to around 11 minutes 23 seconds per mile. Mile 6 was my quickest, and flattest part, and I managed to run the last mile in under 10 minutes. My slowest mile was the one where I took the very long steep hill by accident, instead of the more gentle path.

It’ll be interesting to see what time I’ll run on the day. There are a lot of hills and I know it will be tough, but exactly how tough I have no idea. Let’s hope my training pays off!

How was your week? Any long or interesting running done?

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