May Distance Run: 325km
Distance Remaining: 171km
And so it begins. The final week. What a time to cash in from all of the dark, stormy winter runs I dragged myself out for in January. The weather has acknowledged my suffering and given me this forecast for this week:
As promised I was up and out this morning to get the first installment of this 196km week done. What a treat. Genuinely a treat too today. Although I can’t take anything away from my legs’ role in this week, having a morning like this every day is going to make this so much easier. 5:30am start but well worthwhile:
The legs are continuing to hold up anyway, in spite of their recent battering. I’ve really not known what to expect from them. If you’d asked me to jump into a 147km week a month or two ago and then bust out a 25km run, I’d have sent you packing. I wonder if there’s something about the way this challenge has slowly built up that has somehow helped my legs prepare for it? Who knows?
To be honest, my legs were feeling tired at day 12 or 13. That same dull tiredness is still in my legs now, the runs just last longer. Every day I go out expecting them to deteriorate further. By the end of each run now, today was no exception, I’m ready to stop. Not crawling across the lawn gasping for water ready to stop, just ready for a rest and food!
The big question is whether they’ll manage to keep this up?! Only time will tell and not much time now either. At least now I won’t be able to blame shoddy weather.
For those of you keen on stats, below is my garmin comparison of last week compared with the previous week. Since I’m a number obsessive I lap up this kind of stuff, I appreciate not everyone does though
Thanks for getting this far with me, in spite of the enforced stats. Fingers crossed that inoffensive dull tiredness stays inoffensive for tomorrow’s 26km
Here’s the usual reminder of why I’m doing this: