I cannot believe it has been over 6 weeks since my last post!
The flu I had was pretty nasty and I ended up taking another two full weeks off of training. Mark then created a plan, with reduced training, one week at a time, after I gave feedback on how I was going on the previous weeks training. This ‘tip toeing’ was frustrating as I just wanted to get back on the horse and pick up where I left off – I have a marathon to train for. But that’s why I have Mark. His years of experience got me back to fitness in record time, my way of doing it would have got me back to bed with another cold!
So a few weeks off, followed by a few building weeks ending with a weekend in France. I had the pleasure of mixing a cheeky weekend away with friends with some nice rides on nice, quiet, pot hole free, French roads full of courteous drivers.
Feeling good after that little block of training I was keen to test my fitness the following weekend. I decided not to run the Surrey Half Marathon, but instead to do a half marathon distance training run on feel. So if I felt OK I would push the pace, if I felt knackered during the run I would hold back. I ended up having a real good run. I did 20.88K in a time of 1hr 57 mins, which is circa 90 secs off of my PB half marathon time. Not back after three weeks in bed and the same as build training.
The week after I took it easy AGAIN as it was a busy week at a conference most of the week and busy at work the rest f the week as at the weekend I was flying to Sharm El Sheikh for a two week holiday AKA Boot Camp, which is where I am now.
So an update of how I got from laying in bed with Flu to training in the sun. I will do more posts during this hols – little and often so I don’t bore my readers.
See, I do listen to the feedback.
Thanks for reading.