Ronnie was a County standard athlete in his teens but his priorities and targets have now changed....Can he hit his target time?
Whilst I have missed a bunch of training I have largely managed to get through my key sessions, a couple of marathon paced half marathons feeling good, a few 20 plus mile runs with long stretches at marathon pace, lots of long tempo runs at marathon pace, the dreaded 3x2miles and even turning the recent Blyth 10km into an 18miler (where we ran the 10miles after race run faster than We ran the race). Believe it or not, I even managed a 28.20 5miler 3weeks ago. A jog for many but the fastest I have moved in many a year.
So all in all I have been feeling quite positive and bullish about this years London. My plan has been to run 6.3x miles for as long as I can and see where that gets me. However, with two final key sessions planned this week, things took a turn for the worse....Tuesday's run with Mr Marsden and Mr Parker left me unable to complete a 10 miler at marathon pace with stomach cramps, and then Thursday's 2x3 miles left me hunched over in dizziness after 1 mile and having to walk back to the car. Far from ideal and a little worrying to say the very least. So much so infact that I either needed to run again on Thursday or postpone this marathon attempt. Fortunately after some carbs I was able to complete the session at sub marathon pace and feel okay.