THE WEEKEND | The Color Run (London) + British 10k + Friends!
July just keeps getting better and better (my calendar is chockers!)…but right now my focus is on this weekend (being Friday and all, that kinda happens like that).
I’m going down to London, staying with friends, looking at some houses (think, South Wimbledon/Balham areas), cheering on friends doing The British 10k, heading up to Wembley and taking part in The Color Run.
The weather is set to be amazing. So we will be sure to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! And of course, slap on that factor 30!
I’m super excited! I’m meeting up with some other twitter peeps for the run too - so it will be awesome to put some faces to those names I keep tweeting at! Nothing like a little sunshine and the colours from the rainbow to bring peeps together. Can’t wait for photos!
Happy weekend everyone!
See you there!
Not yet, that’s for sure! I managed to do my 4 miler on Saturday and 9 Miles on Sunday without having a breakdown and I’m still standing today with minor knee pain. Win, win! Right?
It’s early days of course, I looked deeper into my training plan and realised that I’ll be running five times a week soon. I’m still quite scared of the longer distance runs and at the same time I can’t wait to do them. I’ve kept up my swimming and focusing on my goals, get faster, get slimmer. Wear the clothes I bought 2 years ago again -_-.
I think it will get real when it starts to take over my life. Not just because I can’t go out late because I have a long run in the morning but when it makes me too tired, depressed, happy and so on. It’s 4 months of commitment for 1 day of glory. Hell to the yes!
My knee is playing up so I’ll massage it when I get home and hope for the best. I plan on starting my regular sports massages and brain training this week. Now I’m really looking forward to that. 100%. My muscles are not tight and a sports massage doesn’t feel like someone is rubbing my skin with a knife. Nope.
I’m talking about Marathon training here, not a gaming marathon in my boxers for 4 months which is naturally what we all really want for me, right?
I’m using a training plan that’s created by a chap called Jeff Gaudette, he works with the great guys over at RunKeeper so I trust it. If it all goes tits up, I’m sure I can find him. Last year it was Hal Higdons plan that powered me to 03:47 in London and I want to have similar success in Bournemouth. Similar meaning 03:28.
It’s not going to be easy, not at all. But I will give the next 4 months my absolute best. Marathon training pushes my limits and makes me better. In fact, I’m not even doing the Bournemouth Marathon so I can say that I have ran another Marathon, it’s so that I can say that I have trained for another Marathon. That’s where the medal is earned. That’s where I will become better.
Last year I had the task of running 5 times a week for 4 months, this year it’s much easier, just 4 times a week for me, great! The midweek runs are a lot tougher and require more distance so it should work out the same for me fatigue wise.
I’ve now moved into the Cheelites at Run Dem Crew and taking Wick Runners for longer runs. It’s going to be a long painful journey, as my tweet below shows. But I can’t wait to see what it has in store for me.
Oh sweet lord I just got into bed. This feels amazing. Goodnight friends. See you at 6am
— Nathaniel Cole (@MrFatChance) June 18, 2013