I'm not sure if it was training a little two hard a few weeks back, or the exhaustion from night shifts, but I just haven't been able to shift the flu which has been bothering me for a week now. Things are looking up though, as I have three days to recover before work looms again.
The real problem is how far Helen is racing ahead of me, she's already upto eleven miles in her long runs! Thats just more motivation to get right back at it, I won't let her beat me .................
Anyone who has any bright ideas on avoiding the flu, feel free to let me know, I'll try anything.
I managed to run 11.5 miles today, the furthest I have gone so far. I am really pleased with that and I am hopefully on schedule for the Marathon. The route was really hilly (300 metres high) so not the best of times and my legs really hurt now but all in all a good effort. Sean joined me for the last 7miles, he was a good pacer and I managed to do the second half quicker than the first. It is a shame he will not be running the Marathon with me.
I have managed to convince eight of my friends to run the reading half with me next March, it will be great training for my full marathon but it will also be a brilliant opportunity to run with my friends and have a great day out. Maxine, Frank, Chris, Maria, Becky, Norman, Sean and me have signed up . I am really hoping they will all run for The Anthony Nolan Trust, they just don't know it yet.
Helen's first attempt at a video blog!! Including long runs, an incident on the train and Maxine being a little late (as usual).