In my last post I got a bit confused and said that there was a little over four weeks to go until the Brighton Marathon, when in reality it’s only a little over three weeks – scary thought when you think about it, so I decided that I’m not going to think about it.
Luckily though, my training plan is correct though as my final long run is on Sunday and the taper starts three weeks before race day. That means two weekends in a row when I won’t have to spend the whole of Saturday morning running, the rest of Saturday stretching, moaning and devouring the contents of the fridge, and the whole of Sunday watching Netflix and dozing on the couch.
Still, I will be doing that this weekend so I wanted to make sure that I got a decent run in this evening to get myself back on track after my less than consistent training over the last couple of weeks. The problem I had though was that while I felt I needed to up the distance a bit for this evening’s run, I didn’t want to tire myself out for Saturday.
In the end, I decided to extend the distance to 8K instead of the usual 5K, but made sure that I kept things nice and slow. Starting the run early so that I would have to cross some roads before reaching the seafront helped in that respect and I completed my run in just under an hour. A very slow time for me, but it’s good practice for Saturday’s pace so I’m not complaining.
How’s your training going? Do you find yourself flagging on the build up to your final run before you start tapering? How do you keep yourself motivated to get out there and get it done? Please share your thoughts, tips and ideas in the comments.