Unlike week 12, week 13 didn’t quite go to plan. I was supposed to do a mid-week 7 miles with 4 at tempo pace, but this didn’t happen. This was mainly because I was tired and a bit broken from the 20-miler on the Sunday of week 12. However, I still managed to get four runs in. Here’s a short and sweet recap.
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: rest days
Wednesday: An easy 4.8 miles in the park after work.
Friday: A lunchtime 4.3 miles at an easy pace.
Saturday: 15 miles. Started off slowly, still feeling tired; but ended with parkrun. I think parkrun is magic: during the rest of the run I couldn’t have sped up to faster than about 9:30 pace if I’d tried, but once I’d joined parkrun, I ran 9-minute miles all the way and felt strong. So, a good run, in the end.
Sunday: An easy 5k recovery run around the block. I tried to avoid the rain (we’ve had a lot of it lately), but got caught in it anyway.
Total weekly mileage: 27.3
3 weeks to go!!! (And I’ve received my race number already!) (Excuse the crappy photo: my camera phone is broken and I need to get round to buying a new phone.)