The journey of 100k starts with lots of steps….

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And so the training continues…..

My plan this week was to run/walk further than I had in previous sessions, but also for this not to take the whole day. I wanted to enjoy some time with my family!

I woke at 6am and made myself a juice for breakfast (banana, kale, spinach, kiwi, mango, broccoli, black pepper and turmeric); I added turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties. This was enough to provide me with the energy required but not too much so as to make me feel sick once exercising , I also packed a Trek bar in my bag, which I ate at regular intervals.

My intentions were to run for 15 minutes and then walk for 15 minutes, which I think I kept to for the first 90 minutes, but I wasn’t achieving the distances I hoped so then I decided to run for 30 minutes and walk for 15 minutes. The combination of walking and running worked really well for me as it stopped the repetition of the same muscles working as well as having something to “look forward” to and aim for.

I took on water regularly to ensure I didn’t get dehydrated.

Enjoy it, may not be exactly the right words to use, but I generally felt quite comfortable throughout. I was on my feet for a total of 3 hours and 31 minutes covering a distance of 14.5 miles, beating my previous distance by just half a mile, but hey, it’s still progress!

I had planned this session the previous week, I had taken action and subsequently achieved my goals!

What are your plans for the week ahead and can I help you get one step nearer to them?

Emma

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