Ran My Slowest Ever Half Marathon Today
Jogged up the Lee Valley to Broxbourne train station through a route I hadn’t taken before. Took 2 hours and 47 minutes. It wasn’t a great day weather wise but I’m glad I got out and I think this could build up into another strong week if I let it.
3,900 calories eaten, 4,000+ burned.
Ate a lot more calories today than I wanted to but I think that’s related to only eating 1,800 yesterday. Add the 2 days together and you get 5800 calories or a 2900 average which is a better indicator of how I’m doing.
I’m heading in the right direction again.
I’m worried about reintroducing shit like Spaghetti Bolognese back into my diet. My body will soar and my legs will kick like Shamrock the fucking Horse.
Not gonna take progress for granted anymore. I can easily have a bad day like on Monday and return to eating shit if I am not careful. Each day has to count.
My aim is to hit 500k for March. I’m on 306k at the moment so I’m gonna have to focus hard on the target to make it. I will need lots of back to back long runs. Running on tired legs will be good preparation for my upcoming ultras.
The great thing at the moment is that I’m not tired from running. I feel really fresh. I only become tired when I’m facing a depressive onslaught from my brain whilst running. One moment I can feel on top of the world and just as quickly it will disappear and the wind will no longer be at my sails. Even running an extra metre seems impossible.
If I stopped believing all of the negative crap in my head I’d be able to run a lot more freely than I can now. I’m still getting in my own way which is annoying.