Belfast boy, hope the calf pain isn't serious enough to delay your progress.
Jonjay, sorry to hear you're still feeling rough. Hope you're on the mend soon and can get back out there.
Katt, well done on getting the threshold running done, good luck for the parkrun tomorrow.
Labone, that sucks about the shin splints, must be really frustrating. Get your rest in and lots of stretching will hopefully help. As Katt mentioned, definitely agree our bodies go in to shock mode, take it easy and hopefully you'll be able to move past them.
Was back with my running buddy last night, 40 mins with a few hills thrown in. Another 40 mins to do at the weekend, then we're on to the mileage part of our plan. Will be attempting 4 miles next week!
Pez, sorry to hear you're feeling so rotten. Rest and recover so you can come back fighting fit.
Hi Katt, glad you had a good holiday and even fit in some runs, nice going! I'm hoping to do the same when we go to Lanzarote in April Good luck for the 10k plan and the speed sessions. I used to find them tough but soooo satisfying when done
micknphil, I disagree. It does get easier. Look at all of us who struggled to run a couple of minutes non-stop, now it's easy (except if you're trying to bust a gut of course!)
So then we move on from a few minutes at a time and yes each jump up in time or distance is a challenge but that's the beauty of running. We can keep improving, beat our PB's, set the next goal. The achievement at each stage is a great feeling and whilst continuously striving to improve isn't 'easy' at least it's not boring!
Silverstar, good to hear the new shoes feel better and 50 runs - woohoo! I don't know why I check my watch either! I think it's habit more than anything. The only thing I do really keep an eye on is my heart rate. I want to ensure I stay in the aerobic zone until we start doing speed stuff!
Pez and Jonjay, sending get well soon vibes. I really do sympathise, it's so frustrating when you just want to get out there. Rest up, fully recover and you may find the enforced rest has done your muscles some good. Trying to find the silver lining for you
Labone, well done on the 25 mins and great pace, you're a real runner already No instant tips on pacing I'm afraid, I was always hopeless at it! I think it just gets easier to gauge the more running you do. I use my Garmin watch if I want to stick to a definite pace (e.g. in a race) otherwise I don't worry too much about it.
Did another 40 mins yesterday and it felt better than the last one. Legs felt stronger and wasn't as puffed out. Took a few small sections off road and it was lovely! Turned the ipod off and just enjoyed the scenery