Two weeks ago, I went out to brunch, ate enough food to choke a small horse and then came home and ran my fastest 5 km ever! This was despite having a murderous stitch for half of the run. Yesterday, I had a better preparation before my run and despite inhaling a swarm of midgies with 2 km to go, I managed to run my fastest average pace yet again!
Marathon Preparation Update
I have signed up for a half marathon at the end of August which takes place up around Mt Fuji. I’ve selected a 16 week training plan from the RunKeeper that will commence in early May. Once I’ve completed this race, I will start a training plan for the full marathon in preparation for 2017!
The half marathon I’ve signed up for is going to be hot and hilly so I’m just aiming to finish and not really worried about the time. Luckily I will be able to practice some hills around mum’s place when I’m home in July!
Thank goodness you ate the midges yesterday, as you are fasting today.
I know right!
I’m dealing with midges here as well, though in Canada we call them gnats!! Always horrible this time of year, but I figure if I swallow any by mistake it counts for protein intake.
Mt Fuji sounds brilliant
It is! That time of year will be a challenge though because it will be hot but we are hoping the elevation will mean it will be cool enough to be manageable.
Good running! I ran into June Winslade yesterday. She says to say hi! Ed
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Oh wow! How did you run into June? She lives down Mandurah way now. Anyway, my training plan for the half marathon begins next on the 10th May. I have 10 days left of not killing myself! 🙂
All bout the cake
Sounds like the cake was good fuel or motivation