Monday - Yipppeee I've earned myself a rest day which is great as I am travelling to Burton Waters, Lincolnshire to meet up with my family. Although it's just a 3 day trip it looks like I'm moving house. How much stuff do you need for a baby it's insane. I miss the days when I just throw a few things in a bag and I'm out the door in 10 minutes.
Burton Waters is lovely and as soon as I get there like a sad little runner I'm already trying to suss out where there is a nice long flat stretch for me to do my tempo run tomorrow. After finding this beauty I'm not dreading my run so much.
|Fossdyke into Lincoln|
Wednesday's run was the same route in the rain but a 40 minute level 2 run, it's a pleasure to have a change of scenery. Before I knew it the run was over and I often think what were you thinking of for all of that time. I do think about the World Record attempt a lot when I'm running. Will I achieve it? All the uncontrollable's start to run through my head.
What if Archie isn't happy and cries?
What if it's really windy?
What if I there is a problem with the pram?
Then I tell myself you can't control the uncontrollable's and what is out of your control is a waste of stress and unnecessary anxiety.
What I can control is the effort I put in my training and my mind by staying positive.
I have been running with the Bob Revolution buggy and it's great off road but it does feel heavy and bulky. Owen and I have been doing our research on the best running buggies for racing and hands down the Thule Glide seems to come out top. http://www.thule.com/en/se/products/active-with-kids/strollers/jogging-and-sport-strollers/thule-urban-glide-_-1684897
Jo Pavey a running mum that I have true admiration for uses this buggy so it must be good. We contacted Thule to ask if they could support the World Record and why I was taking on the challenge. I was overwhelmed and so excited when I walked through the door and there was the best gift ever waiting for me.
Thank you Thule and the Rotherham Journey Centre for your support.
|The weather vane in the background makes me think of my mum|
Saturday was a short 30 minute run with strides to get by legs prepped for tomorrows race, followed by a much needed sports massage from Owen.
Sunday. After working on trying to not get pre race anxiety which I often suffer with I managed to put the race out of my mind. My mind has a little wobble when my nose started to drip like a tap on Saturday and I saw the weather.
|A little breezy!|
|10 mile PB 1.04.25|
|4th Lady Prize|
Summary of this weeks training:
Tuesday: 15 warm up 50 Tempo 15 cool down
Wednesday: 10 warm up 40 level 2 10 cool down, Pilates
Thursday 8 x 400
Friday: Recovery 50 minutes, Pilates, squats & lunges
Saturday: 30 minute run with 10 strides
Sunday: 15 warm up, 10 mile race