Still making excuses

Last week was a pretty good week for training - I managed over 20 miles of running (including speedwork), plus an hour on the elliptical trainer. However, it all fell apart at the weekend :(

I'd like to claim that it was because we picked up our new family member (a puppy) on Saturday, and that running around after it left me no time to get out for a run, but the truth is that I allocated time on Sunday afternoon, but lost all motivation to go out - despite acknowledging to myself that only through better training will I get better.

This week will start the same (speedwork today, elliptical training Tuseday and club run Wednesday), but I'll then rest for the remainder of the week pending my 10K on Sunday morning. Weather permitting, I think I should be able to come close to my target of breaking 40 minutes although never having run the course before, and knowing that it is described as "undulating" does make me think that I might end up a couple of minutes out. However, I've promised myself that I won't be disappointed with whatever time I do - I'm doing it for the fun of it this time.

As a slight aside, I ran with my prospective club again last Wednesday evening, and once again I was made to feel very welcome. The only issue I have is when we run the last hill close to the sports centre we start from, there are chaps older than me who just run away up it as if they were motorized, whilst I'm left gasping trying not to drop too far behind ;) One day ....

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