Depends where you are as to how hot it is. Cooling down a bit here this evening so did get out. Only walking though, not feeling up to running at the moment. But that's the first time I've got out in a week and a half so just need to keep doing it.
I tend to prefer summer for getting out on lighter evenings - but it's been a fairly warm on this year which hasn't helped.
I really must get out again this week though. Other things happening last week that meant it was never going to happen. Although I'm only capable of short bursts of running at the moment due to anxiety levels, really need to get out again.
Thanks. It is reassuring to know there's a cut off of 8 hours - as I know that means that, worse case scenario, if I'm only running a few miles of it, I can achieve that time. I am a fairly fast walker after all.
I hope it doesn't sound negative but even the minimal training plan would be something I don't think I could be certain of achieving. Mine is not a straight forward situation where I can be sure of achieving targets. Like I said, last Tuesday I couldn't run at all - but on Saturday I ran nearly all of a parkrun. So I will keep doing as much as I possibly can. I am currently having counselling sessions and I'm hopeful that may help with my anxiety issues which may make the running a bit easier.
No I don't mind you asking. Yes, there are health issues involved. I've just come off anti-depressants for the first time in 4 years. On the plus side, I seem to be finding it easier to get out there, but on the down side, the anxiety levels are worse so it's more difficut to actually run when I'm out there. And pushing myself too hard will only make me ill.
Spare time-wise is not a problem as such. I'm working whole time but not having to work long hours and with only occasional family commitments, so the time is there. But it can be more of a problem on the days when I need my spare time just to recover from the day at work just to be able to face the next one.
Thanks. Not sure what you mean by variations of run/walk/run. I just aim to do what I can when I can. For example, last Tuesday I went out but didn't feel well enough to run at all so it was just a 40 minute walk. Then on Thursday I was doing a bit better so, although it was again 40 minutes, I did spells of running around 5 minutes each. Then on Saturday I did parkrun and ran most of that with a just a few minutes walk around half way. So it all depends on what I'm capable of at any one time. Just means there's not much of a definite plan there but I do whatever I can.