Sunday, 17 January 2010

2 weeks down, 14 to go!

Two weeks of the marathon programme have now been completed, ya beauty. Battling on through the snow, ice, and aggressive car drivers, there have been definite highs and lows. One things for sure – it’s been very hard work already and if these are the ‘easy’ weeks, its going to be a long 16 week slog.

Given the icy conditions outdoors, particularly in week one, training had to move indoors on a number of occasions. Track sessions at the Kelvin Hall were opted for – a few tough sessions got rid of those Christmas cobwebs… and that trifle too much turkey and steak pie. Kelvin Hall is quite an experience – somewhere I only ever though was for elite athletes - however it turns out every jogger and their mp3 player can get in and the place was busier than Sauchiehall Street on Christmas Eve. Combine this with the humiliation of being lapped, repeatedly, by a ten year old and you will work just that little bit harder to prove your salt.

Fortunately I have managed to brave the outdoors and have not, as yet, had to resort to long runs on the treadmill. Phew. However, Jill reliably informs me that some of the worlds best female marathon runners train on a treadmill. I am up for toppling that theory!

On a final note – I’ve been reading up a lot on diet lately as I desperately try to increase my weight. I did witness a new tactic in the gym last week - hats off to the girl on the treadmill hydrating herself with Scotland’s finest, irn-bru. Bravo.

1 comment:

  1. Treadmill training? Nah that doesn't count. Don't let that namby pamby Jill tell you anything otherwise. :-)

    Keep up the good training. Hopefully it should get easier now that the snow and ice are away.