I’m happy with my progress this week.
last Sunday I did my long run, only 10k but by the end I was tiring! I stuck to my schedule, writing it in the diary does help and the rest days were easier too, no humming and haa-ing about whether to run or not so it was easier to plan to do ‘other stuff’.
There are advantages to doing your own training plan rather than trying to follow a downloaded one, you know when you have the time so you just have to decide which workout goes where. I dare say a customised programme from an on line coach is better, has anyone (who is very amateur ) tried that?
I enjoyed my ‘test run’ with the running club, although it was a bit longer than I anticipated! So I have joined up.
Saturday I did park run, but it was a windy day so no PB this week. After that I did find that I had some low back pain in bed last night so I thought that it might be better to postpone my long run until after going to yoga. Of course that meant that I didn’t get out until after dark, so I was limited in my choice of routes and my long run wasn’t as long as I would have liked. The end result was 4 medium ish fast ish runs rather than a short fast one, long slow etc. Overall mileage was high this week (16.8), normally a good week is about 12 so that might be why I’m getting a bit of backache.
Plans for this week then?
to stick to my sessions as planned, but make my long run on Sunday long and slow. On Tuesday I’m planning to do some hill repeats for strength and speed. I’ve chosen my hill, that’s it on the right of the picture. Also I really need to make sure that I do all my stretches properly. Although I’m the slowest person in the running club those runs will be ‘tempo’ for me so Saturday really needs to be an easy run too if I’m not going to overdo it, rather than a Parkrun.
Well, a nice 70 page document to read in preparation for tomorrow morning, now!
I hope the work/life/running balance is working out for you all!