marathon running

Marathon training: Week 5 – Lows & Highs

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Well that’s a bit embarrasing – turns out my 30km run on Saturday wasn’t that long after all! :( I had cheered and punched air and blogged and tweeted and facebooked but then just before bed I finally noticed that the Runmeter screenshot said that the fastest pace for a km was 1:03.

I initially just shrugged it off as a glitch in results but then started thinking that if it thinks I ran a km in one minute, then it must have calculated the distance wrong at some point! I tossed and turned half a night and first thing in the morning checked the map of the run. Sure enough I quickly saw this:

20130217-205917.jpg THAT is a very short 4th and 5th km! So based on having run that part of the route before, it looks like I ran just over 28km instead of the 30.

Ughh. Technology fail. But I still got me some of those endorphins and next weekend I WILL run that 30k!

Tomorrow we’re off to Center Parcs for 5 days so running will be scarce but I’m not fretting about it too much – life has to happen in the midst of all this marathon training as well :)

And to finish off, this week’s mileage:

  • Monday: Crossfit
  • Tuesday: Rest
  • Wednesday: 15.23 km at 5:04 pace, 1:17:11 ===== 9.4 miles
  • Thursday: 6.23 km at 4:57 pace, 30:48 ===== 3.8 miles
  • Friday: Rest (struggling with a cold)
  • Saturday: 28.22 km at 5:50 pace, 2:44:35 ===== 17.5 miles
  • Sunday: 8.72 km at 5:38 pace, 49:11 ===== 5.4 miles

Total: 58.4 km = 36.2 miles

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  • Claire Monday, 18 February 2013 at 11:25

    Great job on the run and I hope you have a wonderful time at Centre Parcs!

  • kathleen Sunday, 17 February 2013 at 21:29

    Well done! You’ll hit your target next time. My first 18 mile run didn’t end in euphoria but in mild hypothermia due to poor garment choices on my part! A mistake I did not make again.
    Have a lovely time in Centre Parcs. We all need a rest week from time to time to recharge everything x
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    • MrsB Sunday, 24 February 2013 at 22:03

      I’m always overdressed a bit – in the winter it’s ok but in the summer it’s annoying if it does heat up quite a bit.