Sadly, I start this marathon update on a different tone. I was at Waterloo campus when I received a message saying there had been an incident at Westminster, my BBC app flashed up with Breaking News and seconds later I heard ambulance sirens and the helicopters over Southwark…I was about to hand in an assignment, walk home and head out on a run.
In my weekday runs I usually run past Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Waterloo Bridge, Westminster Bridge and turn around at Lambeth Bridge. I didn’t go on a run yesterday. But today I will go on a run and my training for the Marathon will continue as planned…We are not afraid.
My thoughts are with everyone who was affected by the Westminster attack.
ONLY A MONTH AWAY!!!
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Day 1. Rest Day
5 km 10 km
Day 3. Rest Day
Day 4. 13 km
Rest Day 32 km
32 km Rest Day
Day 7. 5km
Day 8. Stretch Day
Rest Day 13km
On Wednesday (Day 2) after completing an assessed presentation and drafting a first draft for the rationale of my presentation I headed out for a run. The sun was shining and it was warm…first time to have been able to run wearing shorts and a tank top and it just felt amazing! 🙂 Although I had planned to run 5km, I ended up wanting to run a slightly longer distance…10 km on a 5:15 mins/km pace.
My long run on Saturday (Day 5) took me back 5 years…I was fortunate to work for iLUKA during the Olympics and Paralympic Games in London 2012! I run to Victoria Park and then headed to the Olympic Stadium, a total distance 33km! My longest distance to date and probably the longest I will manage to run prior to the marathon.
On Monday (Day 7), I made a revision plan for my exams and reality kicked in…April is going to be a touch month, with 3 long exams planned for the first week of May! To de-stress I headed out for interval training – managed to run 5km…and look at those colours by Tower Bridge!