A very uneventful few weeks, dominated by toothache. A crown I had put in a few months ago has started pushing another filling down onto the nerve, which causes a lot of pain. On Tuesday I was at work, and the pain was so bad that I when I cut my thumb with a saw, it felt like a relief, the temporary distraction from the toothache. Exhausting level of pain, and scary. One morning my little girl was doing her cutest level best to cheer me up, and she couldn’t get so much as a smile out of me. It is sorted now.
Training has been abit listless. No race to focus on with Snowdon Race coming off the calendar for me. So just focusing on keeping the quality high and getting the miles up abit. Berlin Marathon build up starts soon.
Non-running related highlight of the week
Our New VAN!
Used to have an Amica. It was the worst car ever (I say that affectionately).
The 1ltr engine was so weak, I had to be at full momentum to climb the hill to our house, or else it would crawl up at 20mph, causing a big queue of angry cars behind.
On a wet day (and we live in the 3rd rainiest town in the UK) I had to spray the distributor cap with WD40 to get the thing to start.
One night, driving home from a race, it conked out completely while I was driving over a big puddle, and I had to push it to the other side. In the rain. At 2.30am. You can read all about that little adventure here
Now I am officially a White Van Man, and I love it!
Best thing on the internet this week:
Brilliant race, but it’s what the guy says after he finishes…
Thing I’m digging this week:
I know I know it is already a number 1, so I am late to the party, but just love this song, can’t stop playing it!
|Monday||5 @ 6min miling|
|Tuesday||REST||10 x 400m in 65sec (2min rest). 2 x 200m in 29, 28. 10 miles total|
|awful toothache, go to dentist|
|Thursday||REST||10 miles, including 12 min flatout|
|Friday||REST||1km in 3min then 1mile in 6min. x 2. 5 miles total|
|Saturday||10 @ 6min miling||REST|
|Sunday||5 @ 6min miling||REST|
|TOTAL:||45 miles||tm = treadmill|
|Monday||5 @ 6min miling|
|Tuesday||REST||1mile in 6min then 1km in 3min. x2. 5 miles total|
|Dentist appointment. Sorts problem|
|Wednesday||REST||6 @ 6min miling|
|Thursday||REST||10 miles, including 13min flatout|
|Friday||REST||1 @ 6min miling|
|Saturday||Bangor parkrun – 16.48 (rest 30min) 5km tempo – 16.40. 10 miles total||REST|
|parkrun with Owen|
|Sunday||Snowdon. 10 miles total||REST|
|get up early to run mountain with Owen and Tom. Nap after!|
|TOTAL:||47 miles||tm = treadmill|