My third day of training made it very clear to me how far I have to go to be able to run the Tokyo Marathon in exactly eight weeks time!!!
I have all the excuses…didn’t sleep well,sore knee,feeling fat….temperature 26 degrees..
But in truth today I just found the distance hard. And the reason for that is that I am just unfit.
This morning I ran the Holmesglen Garden Centre route…so called because I run to the Holmesglen Garden centre and back. 🙂
It is a fairly hilly course and by the time I got to 10 Km I was feeling none too flash and my knee was again beginning to hurt. The sun seemed to be directed directly on to me as well! 🙂
I increased the pace and ran the second 10 Km ( actually a bit less than 10 Km ) quite a bit faster. I use the term fast very liberally. I did run the last two hills quite well I thought.
Today’s run was less than 20 Km so I was shown in no uncertain terms that I still have a great deal of work to do to be able to run again.
I will just have to push myself more.
One good thing is that my weight is down to 64.8 Kgm.
Also my Blood pressure ( after running ) was 108/80.
I will continue with my plan of easy training to start with…and then ramp it up.
Eight weeks until Tokyo….15 weeks till Paris.