Trailffest Training Week 7
I’ve really enjoyed this week’s training, I’m starting to feel like I’m almost prepared. So what did I do?
6.23 mile run
So apart from not doing Pilates as there was no class, it was pretty much to plan. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever ran 5 times in one week. On Friday I was feeling a bit run down, I have an mouth ulcer and I started to feel a bit of a chill. So I had a large hot toddy and took myself to bed. On Saturday I kept warm and made sure I took it easy.
It seemed to pay off as the chill didn’t develop and I was able to run 11 miles on Sunday morning.
My run was tough, probably due to not feeling 100%, but it was fun. I explored some footpaths, some of which were very overgrown and I got a lot of nettle stings. I wasn’t as fast as I would have liked but I think some of that was due to stopping to find the footpaths and stiles and negotiating said nettles and thistles!
I also experimented with using an electrolyte tablet in my water bottle. I’m not sure if it makes much difference but it wasn’t unpleasant so I think I will use one during the race.
How has your week been? Do you use electrolyte drinks or tablets on long runs? Do you find it helps?