I had big plans for this week but unfortunately this weeks training was put on the back burner while I showed a bit of willing at work.
November is generally the last busy month before December which I’m hoping will be pretty quiet. I worked over 50 hours this week not including the hour unpaid lunch each day or the 45 mins walk (or less if I run commute) o work and back.
I pulled out of the Bedford half this week as my calves were stiff and sore from being on my feet all day for that time.
I managed a gym session today and I did run home one day but the next day I had to pull out of a run only a mile in with calf pain.
…..Now let me explain the title of the blog. I try not say good luck to people when they are running a race. I know race conditions and sometimes even how people feel on a race day can be left to chance. But I like to think that if you’ve worked hard or done enough training you will reach or surpass your goal. Luck doesn’t come into it.
You can see how your friends and fellow runners are doing by looking at strava and facebook. You know in yourself whether you have prepared enough or not. This week I knew the Bedford half was one step too far for me and I will have to wait for next year to run another half marathon.
I’ve achieved loads in the last 2 weeks and I don’t even look at today as a set back. I put my energies into something else this week and last. I will reverse that in coming weeks and push myself into more running and gym instead.
I have two clear weekends which means 2 Saturday park runs in a row (YAY!).
And to those of you running a race or taking part in an organised fitness event. I hope you enjoy it and smash your goal. I just hope you haven’t left too much to chance