You can’t blog about Marathon training without showing humility. GDS International runs well, with the occasional hiccup. It’s chairman, me, Spencer Green, hiccoughs well. And we’ll leave it at that.
On Monday, before I set off, I read this great article about a cross-country run in Kenya. It was a bit like watching Rocky before your first trip to the gym. I knew what I wanted to do…
Anyway, I managed seven miles and a small injury. Nothing too serious, but it kept me out of action on Tuesday and I decided to vary my training regime today with a 32.5 kilometer bike ride.
I love cycling, and its mad thrash did me the world of good: endorphins, clarity of thought, mind and body working together – all the good stuff.
People tell me they feel the same way after a run. I hope so, but it still feels like a slog to me.
Here’s what I have left for the week:
Thursday – 8 mile run
Friday – 5 mile run
Saturday – 5 mile run
Sunday – Walk like John Wayne
This week is all at comfortable pace, getting miles under the belt. Next week is about getting below 9-minute miles, if not too injured. I’ll start putting times up – and pictures of the laughing ambulance driver who’s been following me.