It has been three weeks since I put up my great plan for the last minute training for my first marathon. I had planned to run almost every day – the days I was not running, I would bring my oldest son out and hunt down the Pokemon in the area.
The first day in the schedule, we did just that – we ran out with the Pokemon phone at the ready and threw poke-balls and had a great time, but then he became ill, and after that we have not been running together. Therefore, my 2km days are absent from the list.
Moreover, I had some soreness in the throat every now and then. My greatest fear!
Now I’m planning for tomorrow. The plane departs just lunch tomorrow and I ought to start packing my bags. I can not decide if I’m healthy or not. It have a strange feeling in my throat and in the stomach, but that may be because I have gurgled Stroh rum with 80% strength alcohol every night this week. It seems to kill bacteria both in the throat and in the stomach.
This is the training table that I put up three weeks ago. I have added the with actual distances that I ran in the rightmost column. I have also taken the liberty to add the route I’ll run on Saturday.
A funny thing to note is that on Saturday the 27 August, I had run almost exactly a marathon in three days. I was pretty tired after 16 km on that day, but I managed to get around. I suspect that I will be at least as worn after 37 km the day after tomorrow, but at least there will be tasting of oysters and champagne!
Otherwise, I missed a 10 km opportunity today when I didn’t run the 6 km that I had originally planned. This is a because of my throat. I don’t know if I’m ill, but I don’t dare to take a chance.