nice little plod home last night brings my october mileage to 150, and 953 for the year.
more satisfying is that i've been able to run with some consistent frequency, and had no injuries or significant stiffness. 21 runs so far this month, which is the joint highest ever. I've only ever ran 21 times twice before, most recently back in Jan 2013, so i'm hoping the regularity will confer some kind of magical training effect and i'll whip round my next race.
In all honesty, almost all of my runs have been plods, with the intention of getting regular, before working on speed, so i'm planning to do a parkrun this saturday with a mate, and i don't expect to be suddenly knocking minutes off my PB. But it's a marathon not a sprint. well, unless it's a 5k.
nice work JR, sounds like a very satisfting race. How did your missus feel when she finished?
I'm still plodding, was going to do some speedier stuff at the weekend, but ended up doing a run/ walk with a mate of mine who's new to running, which i think was probbaly the wisest thing. My left hammy is a bit tight and twingy, so prob need to do a bit more stretching.
19 runs for me so far this month, which i'm really happy with. 132 miles so far in Oct, 935 for the year.
I run my slow plods with music, podcasts or audiobooks. I do races without, as I prefer to be "in the moment" (dude) and if i do race pace training runs, including the long runs for a marathon plan, I do that without music too, since i'll be running the marathon without, so helps me get in the right zone.
a general rule of thumb i've heard is that if it's above the neck, you can train, if it's below the neck, then rest. Running with a chest infection will just prolong recovery and increase the risk of developing a "deeper" respiratory infection, e.g. pneumonia