9 weeks to go..

……..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!


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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12 Responses to 9 weeks to go..

  1. Sound plan. I like the fact that it has a bridge you cannot cross.

  2. so... says:

    Here’s to fun with that training. 😘

  3. I like my uphill in the beginning. 🙂

  4. Gareth says:

    You got this. Plenty of time just remember to enjoy it and you’ll be there in no time at all

  5. Paula says:

    Awesome! You’re strong! Go get it!!

  6. shazruns says:

    Great start indeed! Nothing like a morning run to start the day off well!

  7. oscardiamond says:

    Good plan and consistency is the key if you can fit it in. Pity about the bridge. Do you have a troll living under it? Doesn’t matter. When your fitness improves you can swim across. That will wake you up nicely.

  8. All the best Julie, you can do it!

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