As I stare out to the calm Forth, I’m reminiscing about my training. It is hard to believe that I’m just two weeks from starting this adventure. From signing up about a year ago, I can’t think where that time has gone, no, what training I have done. I have trained, I have failed to train in parts. I have definitely made the most of the situation I was dealt. Carrying injury is always inevitable and I have had some foot and ankle issues that I’m still managing to this day.
But I have run. Reflection is important in learning about what you have done and where you have come from. It is important that I learn from training. Here are a few I have singled out
- Don’t go out too fast
- Take care of my feet
- Try to drink often and little
- Try to eat as much as possible
- Walk the ups and run when I can
- Stop to enjoy
I listened to a Podcast today that interviewed 2016 competitors of the Cape Wrath Ultra. I probably could have done with listening to it months ago but some words of wisdom were told.
I’m quite looking forward to the taper. Reducing mileage and reducing fatigue. I just hope I don’t gain too much weight in the process of tapering.
My training though has been fun. I have covered many miles, explored many new trails, met a few folk along the way and I have been truly blessed with some of the best weather (and I include the snow in that).
So in 2 weeks time I will have done day1 by now and hopefully still up for another run the next day, and the next and the…. x8