I’m getting cheery Facebook messages from friends who emigrated to Australia- ‘ the first day of Spring’ whilst in the northern hemisphere the nights are starting to draw in. I’ve noticed.
These narrow country lanes require you to step into the verge of a car comes and are completely unlit.
I don’t think that it is safe to be running here after dark so I’m planning my winter fitness strategy.
The options are
1. Our lovely old faithful rowing machine. Even though it sat neglected in the garage for a couple of years it has really come into its own. Now that I have discovered podcasts I can address the boredom issue too – I’m realy enjoying the ‘primal endurance’ series.
2 Join the staff gym. Yes my workplace has a staff gym! Rumour has it that it’s no frills- but all I need is a treadmill and a shower – for £6 per month. What’s not to like? Being able to use a treadmill and run on the flat at a steady pace will probably be good for my MAF training too. Finding out more is on my to do list for next week.
3 Get a daylight run in every weekend. I really enjoyed some of my long runs last winter- in the snow! (was that really me lol!).
4 Not to forget that there is the option to drive somewhere to go for a run- not my normal routine but it’s an option to prevent boredom!
5 buy some flashy light stuff to wear ( not keen on this one. By the time the driver has thought ‘what on earth is that?’ I’ll be splattered)
So overall there’s a lot to look forwards to over Winter. I’m feeling really positive about it and instead of thinking of ‘hibernation’ I have an image in my head of ‘pupation’. I will be in my winter chrysalis plugging away at my consistent slow runs only to emerge in the springtime as a butterfly with a fantastic aerobic base lol!!😆😆😆!
Do you have a winter plan?