|10th Jun||Rest Day|
|12th Jun||Rest Day|
|14th Jun||Rest Day|
|16th Jun||Rest Day|
|TOTAL||700.26||1126.92||5 days 12:44:13||16,558||16,612||76,268|
Just a very quick post before the big day!
3 sessions again this week, all nice and easy HR zone 1.
During the longer session on Saturday I kept my HR to the top of my Zone 1 range (125-135), before bringing it down to the bottom of the range on Monday.
I planned to keep to the bottom of the range in my final Wednesday session too but I think there was just a lot of nervous energy in my legs so I let it creep to the top of the zone.
These final few days are definitely the hardest to get through. Every single ache, pain, twinge, sneeze or cough and you think it's all over.
It's like the final destination movies. Everything is trying to make sure you don't make the start line on Saturday.
All that remains for me to say is good luck tomorrow.
Just remember that your legs will do whatever the brain tells them so make sure you start the walk in a positive frame of mind. Keep negativity and doubt locked up until Sunday!
Bad patches do happen, some worse than others, but you can push through them. In one of my earlier posts I wrote about I how I pushed through bad patch after bad patch for nearly 50 miles (Rushen to Maughold) before finally enough was enough and I retired with 'just' 18 miles to go......
If you have a plan, stick to it, no matter how good you feel at the start.... 19, 32, 85 mile or anywhere in-between is a very long way, so ease into it.
As usual I have a plan A, B and C and I'm feeling more confident than ever that I can achieve plan A this year, which is to dip under 18 hours and qualify for the 'gold' certificate, providing I stick to the plan and don't start off too fast.
Plan B is to achieve a PB by finishing under 18:36, and plan C is of course to finish.
And don't forget, the second part of my challenge is to try and raise £2,016 for Finley's Tracks and all donations are welcome here. A big thank you to everyone who has already sponsored me online or offline, and to those who have pledged to donate later.