Sunday, June 18, 2006


I'm starting to feel a bit nervous about The Race. In particular, I'm concerned that I've tapered down too much - in the week just finished I ran a grand total of 15 miles (3 days of 5 miles each). That seems really low, but on the positive side it has all been planned. I was a bit sore after the Edinburgh marathon relay last Sunday, so decided to run only every second day. I did what I set out to do, and ran on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

I think I'll do an easy run on Monday and an easy run on Tuesday. My physiotherapist, Trevor, is seeing me on Wednesday night, just to loosen off my legs. After that I should be just about ready, although might do a gentle jog for a couple of miles on Thursday, depending on how I feel.

Another concern I have is that it looks like I'm going to have a really busy week, both at work and during the evening. I have a running club committee meeting on Monday night, then a 10k planning meeting on Tuesday night. I don't want to get to Thursday night and find I'm absolutely shattered. Unfortunately there is a good chance of that. I need to make sure I have everything for the race packed and ready by Thursday night, because I want to spend Friday doing as little as possible.

1 comment:

Wendell said...

I happened to come across your blog. As a fellow but novice runner, I enjoy reading about your preparations. Good luck on your race this week! Sometime I'd like to hear how you transitioned to Ultras.