My Buddy and me.

We are getting along like a house on fire. I doubled my average weekly mileage this week, despite it being my ‘heavy ‘ week at work (I alternate between 8 clinical sessions 1 week and 6 the next).


All at MAF pace, so I’m hoping that that means that I’m unlikely to develop an injury. I think that the received wisdom is to only increase your mileage by 10% per week.

Treadmill running  has a lot to offer if you have set physiological goals for yourself so as a slow ‘MAF’er it’s ideal for me, no hills to cause any inconsistency and the benefits of  to be able to turn the speed up or down at the press of a button according to my HR. How it feels is a bit of a mental game. Sometimes I’m just content to listen to the music- I have 40 yrs of pop on shuffle so there’s a lot of surprises in there! That’s a lot of fun. But sometimes I get a bit obsessed -seeing how long I can run for before my HR tells me to walk, then measuring how long I need to walk, trying to decide if it’s better or worse than last time. I suspect that it’s better for me to just enjoy it and get on with it! It’s a bit much to expect an amazing improvement on 7 miles per week!

so I’m hoping to improve my mileage a bit, up to 10 miles per week by Christmas. I’m relying on my Buddy to help me!


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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9 Responses to My Buddy and me.

  1. Good luck on achieving your big mileage goals!

  2. Gareth says:

    Awesome! I cant see you getting injured as you can control the environment to your needs. Keep on keeping on!

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