Marathon/ultra marathon training (02/04/18 – 08/04/18)

Monday:

Started the week with a hilly 10k. Ive been struggling to up my mileage lately so instead I’ve decided to make the runs I’m doing more challenging and putting some nasty hills into my runs is one of the best ways I can do that. Think I’m going to make this my new “go to” run for the next few weeks at least.

Wednesday:

Another hilly run! Wanted to stop… could have stopped… part of me wished I had stopped… but I carried on! Did my new go to run but decided to loop back around to do the steep incline one more time. It only took me about 10 seconds of running up the incline a second time for me to come to the conclusion it was a stupid idea! Still what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger!

Thursday:

A nice steady 10k today with my other half. Really enjoy running around Brecon with the gorgeous backdrop of the Brecon Beacons National Park, such a lovely place. And after a few hilly runs this week it was quiet nice running with my girlfriend and enjoying a slightly easier pace.

Saturday:

Another 15k done today. I ran with my girlfriend and I was planning on running back the same way on my own to have a proper long run, but I had a minor mishap with my hydration pack…. ended up loosing most of my water down my back after about 3km so didn’t fancy running back with no fluids, still another 10 mile in the bank.

Sunday:

I was not feeling this run one bit! Was planning on going a bit further but I ended up putting an SOS call out for a lift home. Still 19km is better than no km!

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Author: valleyrunner1985

South Wales Valley runner, fundraising for the National Autistic Society

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