Francis takes on the marathon: training blog four
Five miles easy pace using grass verges. Running on verges is not as easy as you might think. It’s a full body workout, it will help your muscles get used to being on unstable surfaces and improve your balance, stability and efficiency of running.
Seven miles – four miles cross country using a head torch and three miles road running.
Yes, you read the above right, cross country using a head torch. Forget time for this, it’s a real adventure. Just plodding along watching where you put your feet. I found this was a true sensory overload, definitely mind over matter.
27 minutes easy run and five minutes walk for a total of 150 minutes.
More running on footpaths along The Gloucestershire Way. The sun was shining and it was pleasantly warm, what a joy. A true pleasure to be out in bright daylight after the dark dreary days of winter.
P.S. Next Sunday, 29 March, I plan to run the Forest of Dean Half Marathon. So watch this space.