A Lazy Weekend Where I Have Been Laying Out New Marathon Plans.
I had great plans for this weekend. I wanted to go out to Hampton Court and Teddington to celebrate the summer whilst it is still here but instead I spent most of it in bed or out running.
This was because I went for some pints with Tara from Rise and Shine Paps and drank considerably more than I have in quite a long time. The truth about me is that I can’t really handle that much booze these days without dozing off and then feeling like absolute hell the next day.
I’m a lightweight for my size.
To compound matters on Friday night I had my first kebab in well over 3 months. I didn’t get a fork from the restaurant so I had to dig awkwardly at the meat with my bare hands.
It was like being back with your mother all over again only without none of the swearing, mindless unprovoked violence and blue sailor shanties.
Anyway it is unfortunate that you can’t spend time asleep and run at the same time. Fuck physics. Sleep running would mean everyone would be as fit as hell. I wouldn’t have to set my alarm to get up to run.
I’d have to set it to stop running!
Anyway less shit talk. Let’s get to the gravy.
My aim for the week was a solid 40 miles but I only managed 33. I guess that’s not too bad considering the 100k was only a fortnight ago.
I can build on my mileage from here.
I wasn’t gonna run at all today as the idea of completing 14 miles to make up the 40 mile total was daunting. I have fallen into that trap before all too often so I went out with the aim of just running 4 and fortunately I managed 7.
My next goal is to try to run 4 marathons by the end of the year. I wanna do Dublin and Amsterdam. Loch Ness is always a possibility but I’m terrified of going any further North of Edinburgh in Scotland as the men wear skirts and I’m confused enough as it is without any of that bollocks.
Plus the race is sponsored by a soup manufacturer and I hate broth. It reminds me of being poor and having potatoes for every meal.
So from here on in I’m gonna be back to manageable marathon training. I won’t be doing any more off road ultras for quite some time as I really hate trail running.
I just don’t have the balance for it.
Amsterdam will be a test for obvious reasons.