Mad week again! Still fitted in gym Monday, Hiit Tuesday, PT Thursday. Friday I drove 5 of us to The Isle of Wight for a weekend of racing.
Saturday at 11am was St. Boniface fell 3.8km of straight up and up then down.
Saturday at 3pm The Ventnor Horseshoe, 12km, twice the climb
All in all that day, whether it be running, walking or climbing I covered 30km.
Sunday it was the longest of the 3, 21km The Wroxhall Round. By now my calfs despite foam rollering were rock solid and every climb, there were a lot, my poor calfs were on fire. They say racing is 85% mental, it really is. Within first mile the voice in my head was telling me I wouldn’t finish, I couldn’t let it win, by mile 5 the hills had evened out my muscles had warmed up and I had settled in to a nice pace, no one ahead or behind me therefore no need to power it on.
Well I did finish, and to my utter amazement I earned myself third place V40 lady!
Fell running is not for the feint hearted, it’s tough but thoroughly enjoyable and they’re the only races we seem to hit the booze without a care!
Monday I was achey, decided to rest and stretch.
Tuesday I rocked up to effort training at my running club http://www.springfieldstriders.org.uk though I genuinely took it easy managing a respectable 5.5 miles.
Wednesday I hit the gym in my lunch break for a session on my abs. Then tomorrow, Thursday I have my PT, Friday will be Hiit, Sunday Pleshey half marathon plus run home.
Despite all this and healthy eating again my weight isn’t going down. I still will not give in to the cake!!!