I set up this blog (Oct 06) to record my training and thoughts in preparing for the 2007 WHW Race – a 95 mile ultra race from Milngavie to Fort William.
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For the final run of my easy week I decided to do a slightly different route around Paisley. It joined up a route we do with the club and I knew I could make it around 8miles which was what I was after.
I set off at 8.45am and decided to run steady. I was keen not to push too hard as I’ll be back at the club tomorrow night for a fartlek session. After a couple of miles I looked at my watch and saw I was around 7.35pace which was a bit faster than I’d planned but it felt easy so decided to keep it going.
A couple of times I felt I put on the brakes so I didn’t speed up too much. Arrived home feeling good. I used the time running to go over my sermon for this morning. I was speaking at Cathcart Trinity Church on King Josiah. A thought of a couple of illustrations to get my point across – real multi-tasker me!!
So here is a summary of my easy week …
At the beginning of the year I decided to weigh myself once a week. I try not to be too obsessive about my weight but it is one factor in how fast and far you can run. I reckon my ‘fighting’weight for an ultra is around 12st.
I decided to weight myself after my long run on Sunday. This was based on the idea that I reckon that would be my lowest weight of the week and so would encourage me!! As long as I do it at the same point each week it didn’t really matter.
Anyway here is my weight for the last 6 weeks ….
I was quite surprised it was slightly lower this week as I’ve not run as much and I’ve treated myself to a few creams cakes!
I’m going to continue with the experiment and see were I end up. If I continue to lose half a stone a month I’ll be 10st by the whw in June!!!!!
8.32miles in 1hr 03mins 10secs (7.36pace)