Should have been 5 miles today but pulled my hamstring playing hockey and it was still a bit tight so kept it slow for 4 then walked the last mile back. It's nearly healed just didn't see the point in pushing it if it was tight
I played hockey last night and it was awesome! Had so much fun, now just got to hope I get through trials in August and make it into the team. Wont need to do any interval sessions in my marathon training if I do as I was spriniting all over the pitch last night. Pleased I have kept my running regular this year as it definitely helped me play last night. Managed not to get my feet hit but I do have a big bruised knuckle. Its also helped give me focus again as I want to get into the team so Im keen to keep the running up and do that well. I think this is going to be a good combination as running helps me play hockey better which makes me fitter to run better. Changing tonights 3 miler to a 5 miler as I have my mojo back in overdrive.
Toby So am I. Stomach still played around a bit but better than it was so hopefully the rest did it good.
I was going to play last year but then I moved to the other side of the county so it was too far to continue playing for my old club and we were so busy sorting things out at home that I never got around to joining the local club before last season was over.
Went for a cycle last night but for some reason I wasn't enjoying it so stopped after 5 miles and went for a run instead. First run in about 2 weeks so I went without Ipod, phone and Garmin as I didn't want to start stressing about the lack of pace and how much I had lost in these 2 weeks. Called it a day after 2 miles as I was struggling but a quick check on the kitchen clock when I got in showed that the two miles were under 9 min miles (very fast for me) and added to the heat and the raging sore throat I had had all day im pleased enough with that run,
3 miles this morning at a slower 10 min miles was more comfortable and the slow consistent run I was aiming for. Taking it slowly and concentrating on shorter distances for now but its good to be back running again. Mojo returned.
Also thinking about joining my local hockey club as I haven't played since moving last summer and I miss it. If I get into the team I will swtich to the Shades Level 1 plan in December so that I can combine running with hockey as long as I can.
I do enjoy running but it feels like a chore sometimes whereas hockey is only ever fun, I figure mixing the two will stop running being boring and seeming like all I do is pound the pavements especially in the winter when the days and nights get dark and my route options are severly limited.