Dopey training – Week 18

Another ‘low mileage’ week of 21km. Definitely made easier by sunshine and blue skies this week as well as daylight savings extending my opportunities. I do quite like running in the dark but feel a bit limited on my routes at those times so daylight savings lets me change things up, at least a little.

On Tuesday, I didn’t want to stray too far from home as I had too much to do so I took myself off to some trails close by which I haven’t been on for a while. I tried out some podcasts to keep me amused but it didn’t work and I flicked back to my music very quickly. I’m really hoping I can find some variety as I think I’m going to get bored with my playlist for the long hours that the marathon will take.

Thursday was a bit of a ‘hmmmmm’ sort of day – I knew I needed to run but couldn’t quite decide where. My friend messaged me in the afternoon and we headed out to the You Yangs for the usual trail up a hill and down the other side. It ended up being one of my quickest times on that route and, while the hill wasn’t any less painful than usual, at least it was over faster.

I was run directing at parkrun on Saturday so didn’t get my usual 5km in which meant I had a whole day of delights to choose from. This, of course, meant I spent much of the day not making a decision and not doing anything. In the end, I opted to go out to Torquay and run the Surf Coast trail and was joined by my husband. It’s the first time we’ve run together and was actually really lovely. He’s much faster than me and I’m sure it would have pained him to slow down to my pace but it was a great way to spend the evening and we were treated to beautiful weather and a pretty sunset along the coastal trail.

Weekly summary:

Tuesday – 5.5km (45:24)

Thursday – 5km (49:33)

Saturday – 10.4km (1:31:29)

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