ONE MONTH TO GO: HACKNEY HALF MARATHON

HOLY SHIT. IT’S GETTING REAL.

It dawned on me this morning that the Hackney Half Marathon was exactly one month away yesterday. Training has ramped up a notch, I’m running 2 10ks in the week, trying to squeeze another 5k in there somewhere AND then running my long run on a Sunday. Last week I ran 9 miles on Sunday – my longest distance to date and I was pretty stoked, I managed to beat my 10k time by 2 minutes and I did it all after a day drinking wine in the sun!

Moral of the story – WINE LITERALLY MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.

This morning I found a new power track, Brtiney Spears, Work Bitch. It’s bloody brilliant and it makes me run. What else is needed to push you up that hill than Britney singing in an English accent about wanting a Bugatti, a Maserati, a bikini body and the ability to sip Martinis and party in France?

29 days to go – it’s time to get to work BITCH.

 

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FRIDAY INSPIRATION: MY BFF

My better half, partner in crime and one has well and truly been making me proud. We are both quietly sporting sore knees and still getting shit done – by shit I mean running! No offence to my compadre Cath but I never thought that my training inspiration would be you! I’m not sure where this smug athlete has been hiding but I’m so proud you have found it!

As I am having to mix my training up in preparation for the triathlon – I decided to sport a t-shirt and pumps and get on my bike this morning.

It’s Friday morning, Cathy has run 6.5 miles,  I’ve cycled 14 miles, we’re at our desks and we’re ready to take Friday on!

So here’s to you Catherine Fuller, you are my Friday inspiration – SMUG SUNS ALL ROUND!

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PIE IT OFF

What do you do when you’re meant to run 10k and your knee hurts? Mentally throw a custard pie at your knee and keep running…

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WE OWNED THE NIGHT

Wow, it’s been a while hey? Sorry about that.

We’re busy girls, but don’t let our blogging absence fool you – we have been training hard!

Saturday night saw us do something that we have NEVER done on a Saturday night ever before- LIKE EVER (well except maybe when we’ve been concerned that we might not make last orders at a bar). We ran! Victoria Park in east Lahhndan played host to Nike’s We Own The Night, a women only 10k run that happens, you guessed it – at night.

I have to say that doing two 10ks earlier in the week really got me ready for it. For some (Ria included) a 10k isn’t a mega long distance – I am not one of those people, to say I was nervous would be an understatement. So I got my sneeks on and ran in preparation, it paid off too as I got a PB (wow I’m starting to sound like an actual runner aren’t I?!).

Ria absolutely smashed it – she came 514 out of 10, 000 people – I think that’s insane and must have discussed this about 100 times post race.

Here’s what we saw…

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We had burgers as our fuel (oopsie)

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Re-hydration is key – except when you put gin in your water bottles (no seriously there is gin in there).

So there you go – Saturday night got seriously owned- NUFF SAID.

HITTING THE WALL

This morning I ran for the first time since Friday. I wasn’t feeling well on Sunday which meant I didn’t do my run and I was pretty bummed out about it as it was the first run I’ve missed in my training so far. Fast forward two days and I’d completely lost my flow- this morning every single step was hell, I was thinking about every excuse I could come up with to hop on the next bus that went past but I carried on.

Now I’m at my desk and REALLY smug.

Moral of today’s story – FUCKING RUN, even when you really don’t want to.

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TRAVEL: I’M IN SERIOUS TRIATHLON TRAINING DON’T YOU KNOW!

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Whilst Cath was busy getting all serious and running in the sun I was being a little less serious ‘training’ in the snow. Being fairly new to skiing I would like to think that all those turns and the feeling of lactic acid overload in my legs at the end of a black run is a sign that I did good.

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Cath and I know the meaning of hard work and we are also firm believers that there needs to be some play otherwise life would be just boring!

TRAVEL: TRAINING IN THE SUN

Last weekend Cath took a hop, skip and a jump over to Mallorca, here’s what she saw…

Training in the sun sure is easier than training in the wind and rain that’s for sure! As a holiday lover and an exercise dis-liker, the thought of spending my actual holiday time training was a little mental to me. However I managed to get in two training runs (all be it a little short) and I must say, it really helps having the sun on your skin and perfect views to gaze at to pass the time.

So while the thought of packing your trainers in with your bikini and kaftan might seem like a stupid idea – remember everything on holiday is nice – even running!

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Stay tuned for another  travel post next week, this time by Ria as she is currently skiing in Les Duex Alpes.