It Starts…..

Yesterday kicked off week 1 of my marathon training! I am very excited about it right now. Last week I had a cold, and it was rainy,  but this week the sun is shining and it’s week 1 of marathon training!

 

So far it’s going very well. Yesterday my plan told me to run 4 miles (6.5km) in 38 mins, which was nice and comfortable. Today is a rest day. And tomorrow it’s 5 miles in 48mins – again, nice and comfortable. I think I have this marathon training down, and it’s only Day 2 😉

 

Right now I’m feeling pretty happy with the training – the ascent into high mileage per week is manageable, but I can see that it will become tricky to balance everything. It looks like it’ll be early morning runs for me – which will be an additional test of my character!

 

On the weekend I went to beautiful Bath for a hen do.

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It was the perfect pre-marathon training weekend: lots of food, lots of champagne, and pretty dresses.

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Pretty happy at afternoon tea with champagne and an orchid

While some of the girls went to look around the shops, I embraced my (not so) inner geek, got a map of ‘Jane Austen’s Bath’ and wandered around looking at where she lived and socialised.

 

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 This is where she lived! 

I found the cutest book shop called ‘Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights‘, which had really helpful staff, never ending shelves of books, and little paper birds having from the ceiling. I then ate a Ben’s Cookie. It was a great afternoon.

 

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On Saturday we had afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel, which was amazing. Look at how pretty these desserts are:

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Then in the evening we went to a bar for some drinks and dancing. I completely embraced the last Saturday night for a while which wasn’t followed by a long Sunday run!

Ellie B