A mere 5K for me today at Park Run again. Nailed my PB for the year but missed my Park Run all time (2 years?) PB by 7 seconds. May be next week, if not I hope to nail it within 6 weeks as after that I'll be 50 (so nice to nail it first).
Love Park Run but wish they did a range of longer distances so I could keep going once I kick off the marathon training again. I know I could do the 5K and then carry on but I like to push my pace with others around me doing the same... not really the idea for longer marathon training runs.
I don't think there's any chance I can stick to a 6 day/week run plan this year that I attempted last year for Brighton. So I plan to pootle around running as I please until about the 16 week mark and then do a "plan". If that's not the way to go, let me know.
Tiny records (for me), 2 in the last 3 days: 1 mile sustained pace on Thursday (as part of a 5 miler so the last half was not so special, wheeze wheeze) and a record 5K today. But these are just for this year so far and as I've done nearly sod all it was not hard to acheive these things. Getting my running clogs back on after strangely losing the running mojo for a while was a record only a few weeks ago. I feel my running mojo has returned. I'm back!
After a mere 30 minute run my dodgy knee was playing up again today. Possibly not helped trying some new shoes that are the furthest away from minimalist I've tried for years. ITB seems more likely. If getting over that burns another week or so before I can get back on schedule it will be nearly 3 weeks lost in total recently. I will see how it goes.
The plan said 55 mins of basic intervals but I only managed 12 mins before I bailed. I felt ill with coldy like things going on, I had the residual toe/foot aches from yesterday and, having returned to my old shoes, seemed to be starting to pick up knee grief again today too.
Don't think I've had so many aches going on in a run before so I hope the partial rest will do the trick. I can use the time to shoe shop.
90 minutes said the plan. Lovely warm sunny day here in Brighton. It got me quite hot even though I was mostly trying to take it easy.
Knees behaveds so I'm happy about that.
I've been trying out some shoes (because they are super low weight which I thought would be good) with a 2mm toe drop for the last 3 runs & now I have a very achy big toe joint. I think I better go back to the zero drop ones while I work out what shoes to replace them with.