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 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?