Thank you to everyone’s good wishes for my marathon in the comments last week. However, this week brought a little bit of a change of plan – we are still running a marathon but not the Loch Ness marathon! The change of plan is mainly to do with my dog! Unfortunately, my usual dog sitter is unavailable that week and although we looked at taking the pup with us (you can take dogs on the overnight train!) we decided that trying to run a marathon and have a holiday with the pup wasn’t going to work. So we are now running our second choice of Bournemouth Marathon, which gives us an extra 2 weeks of training.
My running this week was very similar to last week.
Monday I had my coaching session in Milton Keynes. The weather was much nicer and so the park was much busier which meant I had to do some last minute changes to my plan for my runners. But we had a good session and it was nice to see the park used so much.
Wednesday I went to a morning yoga class. The class was a lot quicker than the Yoga Studio App sessions I do, we didn’t pause much between each pose and I really had to think. The tutor also used the Sanskrit terms for the poses rather than the English terms which meant I took a few seconds to work out what I was supposed to be doing. It was a great session though and I’ll be going again.
Wednesday evening was my beginners session in North Marston and we had to share with sports field with the children’s cricket club and the scouts who were letting off rockets!
Thursday was my beginners and improvers sessions and it was quite a warm one! One of the beginners suggested a great route which was flat and shady for most of the run, which I think everyone appreciated. By the time my improvers session started it had cooled down a bit so I took them on a more undulating route. It was challenging but everyone enjoyed it.
All in all it was a good week to have before I start my marathon training.
How was your week running? Have you ever changed your plans because of your pet?