As the weeks go by, the Oxford Half Marathon gets ever closer – it’ll be 3 weeks on Sunday. I can’t believe the last 10 weeks of training has gone so quickly. Thankfully, I’ve kept up the motivation and been building my confidence as well as my pace. The biggest challenge is about to face me: a week’s holiday!
The Wife is now used to having to make space for the running gear in the suitcase. Even on our first wedding anniversary in New York, I left her in the hotel on three mornings for 10k runs round Central Park! So a lack of kit won’t prevent me from running but the lovely weather, the swimming pool and the food might have something to say.
Flying on two Saturday’s means my recent bout of running 4 times a week is definitely going to be out the window but perhaps the hilly location of the villa will make up for missing out a couple of runs. Whatever happens, I’m looking forward to adding another pin to my running map! What I’m really not looking forward to is coming back to the UK and having to adjust from the high-20’s of Mallorca, to the real prospect of winter running being on my doorstep again.
Do you take your kit with you on your travels? What do you differently? How do you adapt your training?