……..Until the Manchester 10k
I haven’t done it for the last two years. I can’t remember when I last ran 10k, let me check my running log…… Mmmm, 5 miles on 17 sept 2017. That’s almost 10k, but let’s go back a bit further to when I did actually run 10k…. er…. sorry to keep you waiting …. just flicking back through the pages……shouldn’t be too long, some of these weeks don’t actually have any runs in them ……oh! Here we are – September 2016.
What a shock! I was just thinking how I should just be able to pick it up again- after all I used to run 10k fairly frequently on a Sunday, not very fast but it was a regular occurrence.
So how am I going to approach this?
Serendipity has resulted in me starting with sleep. My Fitbit said that I wasn’t getting enough. I’m not sure how accurate it is, but I’ve started a regime of bed at 10, up at 6. I get up early to do my Buddhist practice. It’s working well, I get more done in the morning – I’m a morning person, so I have more time in the day.
The sun is up at just after 6am, which is lovely and I have come to think that I could also fit in a 20- 30 minute run before work.
A run down the lane to the river and back is about a mile and a half and took me 25 minutes this morning. It’s a good run psychologically – I can’t go any further, the bridge is closed and there is no path by the river. It’s downhill on the way there so it’s an easy start, then uphill on the way back once you are warmed up.
If I can do this 5 days in 1 week, or 20 in 4 weeks this will be a very good way back into running and training for my 10k. It would be nice to get it down to 18 minutes too!
anyhow it’s past my bedtime already, so let’s see what tomorrow brings!