first training session on my plan 3 mile @10mm
That really was a horrible run. After delaying it most of the day. I headed out this evening at about 7.15pm. I never really run that late because I'm normally working.
Anyway, I had to stop a few times on my scheduled 3 mile run due to rotten heartburn and acid indigestion. I think it was down to the steady* course of alcohol and cake over the past few days. I really need to cut that shit out.
I got the session done. Which is a bonus.
So I'm going to start sharing my training on Facebook. Because I need you guys to make me accountable. I'm supposed to be training for Birmingham Marathon in October. But as a lot of my Jaffa friends know, I am rubbish and rarely complete a training plan. So for the next 17 weeks, feel free to unfollow me if you don't like sporty posts.
I can blame Corbyn, May, brexit and brown people if it makes Facebook warriors feel better. #Bants.
Very nice to return to the JAFFA track night this evening. There was the usual ribbing and tapering jokes, all taken on the chin.
I took a gentle run up to the meeting and stayed for the notices. It was bloody hot and once at the hall, I couldn't stop sweating. T'was almost comical!
I didn't win runner of the month....oh well, maybe next time.
I had a horrible shift at work last night. I couldn't wait for it to end. I deliberately avoided speaking to anyone cos I knew I'd probably lose my shit! As I went to bed, I knew I was going to need a run in the morning.
This morning I ran...It was hot. Very hot! But it really did feel good. Cleared my head ready for a busy weekend.
Running has really saved my sanity over the years. Since learning to keep my mouth shut, step back and asses moments. Where vintage Brian would have just yelled at someone, anyone. That Brian was a dick!
All part of being a chef apparently? Not if in the 21st century
Very nice out there today. I wanted to get 3 miles in. Ended up doing 4. If i wasnt working today i would have carried on....maybe.
anyway. Here are some pics from my morning trot around my area. Such beauty, lesa than a mile from my door step.
A real nice run yesterday. Fuelled by a bottle of red wine the night before. I really can't complain. Way better than the run I had a few days before, where I blew up quite badly. No energy. This was better. Set out for 3 miles, then aimed for 5, then I just kept going. Felt good!
Brian had a date with his #StravaMistress @pipwake this morning. They had been flirting on the pages of @stravarun for a week now. It was time for them to consummate their runlationship with 5k of fast, flat and frantic #running. They waited until @tomwake had set off and then, away they went. Within the first kilometre, Pip had removed her top layer. She said "oooooh, I thought it would be cold!" The temperature was definitely rising. The pace was steady but fair. Brian tried to act like it wasn't hurting him. His knees were aching, his back was stiff, his whole body was yearning for this 5k @parkrunuk to be over. As Pip and Brian approached the turnaround point. They spotted Tom bearing down on them. He had the look of a man on a mission. He blasted past them with a brief wave of his hand.
Pip and Brian trotted on. They started to overtake people. The conversation became more sporadic. .... They entered the woods. "We're doing about 8.06minute miles BP!... We can get a 7 something if we go for it!" Brian felt the pressure but didn't want to let down his date. He took the lead and whizzed past a few runners, creating a pathway for Pip. She returned the favour and led them out of the woodland area. The finish line was in sight. The sprint was on.....Pip won....Brian was proper knackered. Good knackered. Same time next week Pip?
To be continued..... #MicroStory
I really struggled to get out of bed this morning. I did have big plans for my runs this week, targeting a 25mile total but I now feel I may fall a little short.
I had wanted to do 7 mile loop of Alton Water but when I got there, I realised it was £3 to park my car. Now you can call me a tight arse if you want, but I felt that was a bit too much to pay just to run around the reservoir. Especially as I was on my own too.
The run: After the hour spent in the car driving around Ipswich, looking for somewhere to run, I ended up at Orwell Park. I parked my car at Gainsborough Sports centre and jogged out from there. My legs took a good mile to get into the spirit of the run. I knew pretty early on that it wasn't going to be the 7 that I had planned. The new plan? get to 3 miles and see where you end up. Turns out after 3.8 miles I was back at the car.
Lots of stops to take in the scenery and snap some photos which you can see below. Maybe I'll do better tomorrow.
Second week of marathon pre-training done. I'm feeling stronger, but not lighter. I still need to sort out my diet as I am still eating poorly. I'm letting my cravings get the better of me because of stresses.
22.6 miles logged for this week. I also have a plan of action for this week too. Which may involve me doing a track session on Monday night. we'll see!
By Brian Powlett
I'm an Ipswich JAFFA RC member who has been tapering since 2011. I race for fun, but rarely train. I'll pause to take a great selfie before I get that PB. Life's too short to run fast!