So this week has been warm…. one of the many
reasons excuses for the lack of running I have done this week. There has been SOME running though, and some is definitely better than none last week so we are at least moving in a positive direction! I have ran twice, but they have both been short and sweet runs (1.2 miles each to be exact). I could blame many things, but they are all really just excuses.
The largest ‘excuse’ is that my running buddy husband Gid is out of action due to his dislocated shoulder. It will be at least another couple of weeks before he can start running again. I’ve found it really tough to get myself out the door and running without a running buddy egging me on. We both have days when we don’t want to run, but we push each other on those days to get out there anyway. Gid still reminds me to run, but it’s a lot harder to make myself get out the door when he gets to stay sitting on the sofa! I hope he heels quick so we can get back to training together!
Thankfully for me our official training plan for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon starts on Tuesday. I hope this will be a bit of motivation to get back into a proper routine. We are following Jeff Galloway’s plan using the run/walk method. The plan consists of two 30 minute ‘maintenance’ runs in the week and a longer run at the weekend where the mileage builds up slowly over the duration of the plan. All the running we have done so far has been building up to this training plan and this race, I just hope I can get back in the running grove, give it my all, and raise some funds for a well deserving charity; Make-A-Wish UK. If you would like to sponsor us, you can do so by clicking here!
Ran 1.2 miles at 7:30am and it was SO HOT ALREADY! I don’t know how you guys in hot countries do it!! Average pace 12’18” per mile.
Probably should have run today….. oh well.
Did 30 minutes of yoga and went on an hour long walk with my injured training buddy!
Ran 1.2 miles. Slower than Tuesday’s with an average pace of 12’29” per mile, but on a more hilly course.
Busy week next week with a trip away for a wedding at the weekend. Thankfully the training plan starts light, so the trip away shouldn’t have much of an impact on it. Heres hoping for a great week!