The race packs have been sent out, numbers are confirmed and the excitement is starting to build – here’s our blogger Georgia (race number: 2017) with the final instalment of her 10k training blog.
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Here’s my number – 2017!
So I knew this was my last full week of working hard during training, before I ease off as the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k fast approaches! I made sure to get in all 4 sessions and really push myself, especially during BodyPump on Thursday.
Session 1: Monday
5km run = 25:39
After a strong 10k on Saturday morning, I really wasn’t ready to do another full distance run to start my week. I decided that a faster 5km would be a more sensible option – just enough to get my legs working and hit my daily step-goal. It was nice to run a different route than usual, so I could enjoy the spectacular views of Swansea Bay from a new angle.
Session 2: Tuesday
60 minutes Yoga Fusion
During this week’s class I was joined by two of my housemates, which made for an extremely sociable ‘exercise’ class. With a different instructor it wasn’t as hard going as last week, although I was still counting down the reps left during the sit-ups – safe to say, I won’t have a 6-pack anytime soon.
Session 3: Wednesday
10km run = 54:27
I should have known that after a strong 7.5km, when I was three quarters of the way done, it was only a matter of time before my lack of distance running would come into play – and true to form, dead on 8km a lovely stitch decided to keep me company for the final 10 minutes. There was a lot of hobbling and teeth gritting involved to reach the full distance, but this was my last full 10k before race day, so needs must!
Session 4: Thursday
60 minutes BodyPump
Knowing this was going to be one of my last heavy weights sessions before the 10k I decided to push myself and move up a weight for the chest, shoulders and tricep tracks. No matter how much training I do, the one thing that I don’t think will ever get easier is lunges – they are most definitely my least favourite exercise and my DOMS is happy to confirm it.
I can’t believe how fast the past 7 weeks have gone, and the fact that race day is now less than a week away! I’m super excited but also pretty nervous, especially seeing as I have a time to beat, rather than just being happy to finish.
I’ve really enjoyed sharing my training journey with you all and I hope it’s brought you some laughs, some joy, and maybe even a little inspiration along your own 10k journey.
I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on and if I managed to beat my PB (56:00) on our Facebook and Twitter accounts next week! @EnjoySwansea
Wishing all my fellow athletes the very best of luck for Sunday… I guess I’ll see you at the start line!