With only 32 days left until the London Marathon, I can finally report a couple of good workouts.
On Sunday, I did a 19 mile joggling run in 2:34. Not particularly fast, but light years better than the previous week when I did 17 miles at an 8:45/mile pace. Best of all I felt good at the end. Proof positive that training helps.
The day before, I did an 8 mile joggle at a sub-8:00/mile pace. This really boosted my confidence. When you are training, little boosts of confidence like this go a long way to improve your motivation.
One thing I did different in this run was to eat a banana prior to starting. It turns out that according to this Runner’s World tip, eating a banana before going out for a joggling workout is a great idea. It’s supposed to help fight off illness. Don’t know if that’s true, but I certainly felt some extra energy.
This week is light week. Only 42 miles of joggling required. Whatever will I do with all my extra time?