Finally I am back into running, I managed to get out on the Forest trails for the first time in almost 3 weeks. This time I convinced my gym trainer, Joel, to come and see what running in the Forest is like compared to on the road.
We set out on a 17km loop run that has the odd flat section but 90% of the time you were either running up or down. It was a particularly hot day and the fact that we started at 11am didn't help as we battled through lunch. After almost 2hrs of running and the odd hike we finished the loop. Joel got through it very well finishing strong, his comments after the run were "you’re a machine - I don't know how you do it".
This last three weeks have flown by. With only three weeks to go till I fly out, I had to ramp up my training and get back to where I was. My coach and I restructured my program to suit the time I had left and my current fitness state.
The next block of training is a slight taper with the weekly training easing but altitude training and the longer runs on the weekends are still progressing.
Other than that I am happy to be back on track and with enough time to still reach my goal I am feeling confident.