I don't mean running! Walking, followed by a few drinks every night.
Managed 8.5 miles this morning, 5 of which were along the sand on the beach. A lovely run on the way out, but we had to run right into the wind on the way back. I honestly felt like I was going at walking speed. Watch says average of 9:33 though so not too bad all things considered.
There are a couple of 5k races on the plan. I think unfortunately the first comes at the end of 6 days in the Lakes where we'll hopefully be in the hills every day. Not sure it'll be great for time, but the hills will be good for the legs all the same
Did my Parkrun easy today. Made a very nice change to bimble round in 25:43.
Looking back over my training diary from the end of last year when I ran a half PB, I averaged 26 miles per week and with the exception of races (I did one other half during the 12 week period), I only did very occasional speed work or a parkrun. This bodes well for this plan as the lactate/VO2 sessions are more focused and the average mileage is higher. I now intend to try to stop analysing and just get on with it!
Cheers Gideon. Up bright and early for parkrun. Today's intention is to have a wee warm up and then bimble round slowly.
Let me know how you go if you do the reps on Tuesday. Not sure if they're harder as I'm on your own, or just because I'm not as fit as I was, or both! Still carrying a couple of Christmas pounds I think.