I would recommend you calm it down a tad to begin with. I've not ran nearly as much as I did 4 years ago so I'm in a similar position. But what I would say would be to try a training programme that starts with some run/walk intervals...It will seem to easy at first but it will condition you. Put it this way, you are not running the full 80 mins on the rugby field without any stops. The other thing would be to make sure you have the right level of cushioning/support in your footwear, especially if you are running on pavement.
Thanks for the advice about the head torch, just ordered one now, at ??15 I can't complain, even if I don't get on with it. Just need to buy the dogs some new lights. The amount of times my collie has scared the life out of people walking in the dark last year as she ran past at 100 mph...
I used to work about 28 miles away from work and cycle to and from, or at least one way and steal a company car, I must admit, that was probably more to do with the fact I was too tight to pay for fuel, but now I work in the branch 2 miles away from my house, I have got lazy and drive in, one excuse I use is that it takes longer to get changed into work stuff then it does to ride/run. (Probably still quicker the. 5:30pm traffic) and my excuse for tomorrow is I got a puncture on the way home tonight, but I will probably run or walk in then run the long way home....
JR - Well done on achieving those impressive targets! And I hope you're wife's knee gets better soon! Most of the time my running companions are my dogs! My kids are still too young, my wife has come out a few times but hasn't been into it too much, besides getting people over to watch the kids so we can both go out is hard!
Done another 4 miles today, had a busy day decorating and entertaining inlaws, so left it a bit late, as it was dark we done some laps round one of my local parks, not the most scenic route, but my usual trail is a nightmare when it's dark and wet with no lights for me or dogs.
Anyhows, hope you all had a nice bank holiday, back to reality tomorrow! I've made a promise to myself to cycle there and back all week despite the weather!
Didn't get a chance to run yesterday, after unpacking and washing, and sorting the kids out I realised I needed to go shopping!
So I went out and ran 4 miles with the dogs early this morning, for the first half I kept them on lead (canix) and decided they were working me a bit too hard so let them off. But all in all was a bit easier than running in Florida (a lot cooler)
JR - Sounds like a good run, and enjoy parkrun today!