So the last entry I had in was on New Years Eve, and I pulled my hamstring.
It turned out that over the next couple of weeks it was the least of my worries.
I managed to catch a pretty serious dose of tonsillitis, and couldn't eat for about 10 days. This resulted in me dropping to 153lbs which was a loss of about a stone.
That was weeks 7 and 8 totally written off.
|WEEK NUMBER||DISTANCE RUN||AVE PACE||AVE HR|
|WEEK 1 of 18||44.46km|
|WEEK 2 of 18||64.41km|
|WEEK 3 of 18||62.30km||5:43||155|
|WEEK 4 of 18||63.00km||5:30||156|
|WEEK 5 of 18||57.48km|
|WEEK 6 of 18||32.00km|
|WEEK 7 0f 18||injured / sick|
|WEEK 8 of 18||injured / sick|
So, I had enough of sitting around at home and decided it was time to get back out on the road last week. Totally against Doctors orders of course, but I reckon he just does not understand how much this marathon means to me
WEEK 9 :-
|Date||Planned Session||Maximum Pace||Actual Session||Ave HR||Max HR||Comments|
|16 Jan||6km||Ave HR less than 150||6k at 5:15 pace||Taking it nice and easy|
|17 Jan||6km||Ave HR less than 150||6k at 5:55 pace|
|18 Jan||11km||Ave HR less than 150||12.05k at 6.03 pace|
|This pace sucks !|
|20 Jan||6km||Ave HR less than 150||6k at 6:01 pace|
|22 Jan||15km||Ave HR less than 150||15k at 5:57 pace|
|Week completed !|
So, Week 9 was problem free. And so it should be when I'm running at that pace
Weight has crept back up to 158lbs on the weigh-in this morning. I'm happy enough with that, as I want to be 154 or so at the time of the marathon.
I'm half way through the training program now, and a little behind where I wanted to be. Still, no point crying about that now, just have to get on with it and make the most of the time that's left.