So week 17 training / taper was as follows:
Week 18, marathon and pacing week was as follows:
Mon 5: 26.2M in 3:32:37
Tue 6: Rest and travel
Wed 7: Rest and back to work
Thu 8: Rest and work (and massage from Clare at Fitness Therapy Glasgow!) Fri 9: Rest and work
Sat 10: 3.4M easy run – sore calves ouch!
Sun 11: Pacing 50 mins at the women’s 10k
I must admit I felt a big like a superstar at work. People congratulating me, shaking my hand, patting me on the back and telling me I did amazingly at the marathon. It was a nice feeling. 🙂 It was also great to help so many by pacing 50 at the women’s 10k yesterday. 🙂
3 days at work last week, then the women’s 10k on Sunday just there, and now I have a week off work. I had planned to start back at weights and maybe some runs or swims this week, but I’m going to take advantage of this week and rest up a little more.
I’ve been in the garden digging a bit, and been for a walk, but other than some gardening and maybe some painting of our new fence, here’s the plan for exercise this week (wk19):
Mon 12: Rest (garden)
Tue 13: Garden (& Spinfit)
Wed 14: Swim
Thu 15: Rest
Fri 16: Rest / maybe swim
Sat 17: Run or swim
Sun 18: Rest & Swim Teaching
One other thing that I’m focussing on is getting plenty of sleep for recovery. Last night was a mega 9:15 hours of sleep, but in the week leading up to the marathon I was only getting around 7:30 hours sleep each night:
Good stuff. As I said, it feel strange not ‘training’ but I know it’s the right thing to do.
Ps: it’s the Skye half marathon for me on 14th June… can’t wait! 😉 I’ll maybe have a 4 week training cycle for that, so I’ll start thinking about building up to that from next week (19th May).