Firstly, so sorry for the delay in updating you. After super consistent blogging since September I have fallen off the blogging wagon a little bit.
Life has been interested, I have lots of new projects going on that have been demanding my creative energies and I am starting to reach the peak of my marathon training which thankfully has been going great recently.
The past few weeks have seen me start to string together my long runs, I have only run 13.8 as my longest run thus far which took me 2:01 and I did a 13.5 mile run the previous week in 1:51 before the smog/killer air quality descended on London this week and slowed me down.
I have switched my long runs to Monday and Tuesday’s, I am lucky that I work remotely and I am able to have a flexible schedule that enables me to train in the week. On Monday I will run for 2:40, I suppose that will mean around 18 miles which I am excited about. I found a tasty vegan Clif gel to take during my run, I will take them at around 1:10 like last week and perhaps 1:45 to see get the energy into me for the last hard couple of miles.
My total Mileage has been pretty decent since I last updated you, I ran a total of 174km in March and already have clocked up 49km in April and 30.3 miles this week.
The next are going to be chaotic. I am going on holiday with my girlfriend to Poland then Berlin. This will mean that my 20/23 mile run will probably be done in Poland or Berlin. Not ideal but it could be worse. I can’t wait to bring you some footage of those runs. I am actually getting quite heavily into YouTube where the Vegan Runner channel has now produced over 50 videos and has over 200 subscribers. I am actually vlogging on this channel everyday in April as part of the crew at #BattenVEDA.
If you haven’t popped by come and watch me go a bit nuts about the air quality in London this week.
Tomorrow it is 7 weeks until Edinburgh and my legs feel great. My recover has been really amazing, I am sure my vegan wholefoods diet is massively responsible for this. On my rest days this week I did a spin class and a 45 minute swim and I have no muscle pains touch wood.
My concern is that I seem to either run long or 10k so I need more 8/10 miles, I am going to make that the focus of my running in the next few weeks as I take the mileage up to 35/40 a week.
Experienced marathoners do I look on track? My stats are here on Strava, I would love some feedback.
Who else is running Edinburgh? I would love to hear how your training is going in the comments below.