Bournemouth Marathon Training – Week 7

Rebecca Merchant looking over Whinlatter Forest Park


Lots of posts about my training for the upcoming Bournemouth Marathon on this blog at the moment but I am all caught up now!

View week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5 and week 6

6 Miles EZ
45-50 Min XT
6 Miles NS
5 Miles EZ
10 Miles LSD

Last week I was really conscious that my milage is still quite low per week, so on the Saturday I was determined to run at least 14 miles. The run club was cancelled as lightning was forecast so I hadn’t done any running up until the Saturday. So on the Saturday I did Parkrun and afterwards went for a run in Cannock Chase. I decided to switch and do my long run on the Saturday rather than the Sunday as I wanted to relax on the Sunday and not feel completely knackered on the Monday.

By doing Parkrun first it helped me mentally as it meant once I had finished I was already 3 miles done. The weather was lovely as well and you could hear all of the insects which was just lush and such a lovely change which helped as in my last long run it was absolutely chucking it down. In the end I managed 13 1/2 miles.

It took me over three hours which is the longest half marathon I have done but there were lots of lessons learnt. Mainly that I need to plan a route beforehand. I hadn’t planned a route beforehand because I was just going to run the blue cycle route that is marked around Cannock Chase however because of the hot weather, if I did that I wouldn’t be getting a drink. Therefore I kept looping back to the car to get some water. I was demotivated because I didn’t know where to go. However I did find some really lovely new walking routes that I will walk my dog around in the future.


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.