The last Monday before I hope to run a marathon, and I am in full mental and physical prep mode for the run on Sunday (the Milton Keynes Marathon). I have hurdles to get over between now and then, most notably a fitness test on Thursday to see how my injury might react. In spite of the imminent test I have begun packing my bag, and compiling a dossier of paperwork for the event - maps, bookings, receipts, restaurants close to the hotel and so on.
Looking forward to the week, I can already sense my excitement building I so much want to be fit enough to run! I have physio sessions booked for taping / strapping and for a recovery session of massage next Monday after the marathon.
|I think you can guess the weather here at the moment - a small gathering is happening in the office|
Weather wise (I am resolutely trying to believe I'll be there to find out) it looks like being sunshine and showers, but the forecast only throws forward 5 days. As a preference I would like a nice flat cool overcast day, because I have not trained in warm weather at all through the late Winter. As a consequence I haven't tested my warm weather kit for comfort!
Three more training sessions to go - one short gym session, one short x-trainer and the 5k running test on Thursday - my fingers are going to be sore from all the finger-crossing I'll be doing this week! Happily I have managed to shift a few pounds in the last few weeks to lighten my load a little.
My Monday motivation - watching the London Marathon yesterday filled me with excited anticipation :-D