So far this week, things have almost gone to plan training wise for me. I didn’t run on Tuesday morning (I blame my super fleecy bed sheets keeping me in bed instead of getting up for a run)… but I’ve done my 70 miles for November, and travelled to Aberdeen with work.
Here’s what I’ve done this week:
Mon: Lower Strength
Tue: 5M coaching
Wed: Rest & up early to travel
Thu: 6.7M easy
Sat: 4.5M Run & Walk
Sun: 80/20 strength & Finisher
Storm Diana didn’t stop me on Thursday, I was up early to run, and managed to miss the wind mostly. But it was pretty windy and rainy, and I did get a little soaked. I also didn’t know the route very well, but managed to get 6.7 miles done. And I was pleasantly treated with this rainbow in the afternoon.
My brother has a good thing he does – living in Wick it can get very windy and he’s learned to use the BBC weather app as a way to decide if he’ll run outdoors or not. If the wind arrows are black, he doesn’t run outdoors. So probably anything above 30mph. Probably sensible.
I mentioned I’ve done 70 miles in November. I could have run on Friday but decided I wouldn’t because of the weather. I’ll probably just run on Saturday instead.
Here’s my progress with my 1,000 mile annual challenge. I have 80 miles to do in December, which should be achievable, even with winter and some travelling.
Sep: 70 = 750
Oct: 100 = 850
Nov: 70 = 920
Dec: 80 = 1,000
My trainers got soaked on Thursdays run, but they dried off eventually. Damn winter, I can’t wait for it to be over… we have a few months to get through.
It was cold on the run on Saturday morning, but the wind and rain had gone which was a relief. 40 minutes this time, along the front then up to the Dunnottar Woods and back.
And I was treated to this view down at the beach, which was nice. Up and out the door at 8am, I used my like Nikon Key session camera to take the pics.
The afternoon was spent with my Dad, on a walk and out for lunch before coming back to the house before dinner out. A nice wee day. Can’t help thinking I should have asked him if he wanted to fly my kite on Friday when it was windy though. 😉
Now let’s see if I can do 80 miles in December… only 75.6 miles to go.