Good Morning everyone! Happy Monday (Monday AGAIN, how did that happen?!)
The sun's peeking out from behind a cloud in Edinburgh this morning, A welcome sight after the monsoon i've been greeted with most mornings lately!
Bungle Bee, First off what a fantastic thing you're doing for your son and for other people in his situation. The strength of character and motivation of parents and children faced with such adversity never fails to amaze me. Well done. I know that c25k can be quite boring to start off with, some people will tell you to stick to it rigorously. I found after a couple of weeks i was bored and didn't feel like i was pushing myself so i half abandoned the plan and did what i could. That worked well for for me. That said it's really important to listen to your body carefully if you are going it alone.You don't want to cause injury and set yourself back. Good luck and keep us up to date with your training and ongoings!
Delb- Take it easy! As frustrating as it is to not be able to train when you want to, you don't want to compound the problem and then set your training even further back. A good wee while until your 10k so don't do too much too soon so you can get back on it as soon as possible. Hope you feel better soon
EMarkM- I went for the 410 in the end, it's really easy to set up and you pretty much charge it up and off you go! The software is very user friendly with the options to show off every wee run to the world of fartbook/twitter if you so wish!
Freckles- that's totally rubbish Hopefully a wee walk will stretch it out a bit.. We won't let you lose motivation
I've got a speedwork session scheduled in for today. I've had blocked sinuses for about 4 weeks on and off now so am temporarily partially deaf which makes for some erm interesting running as i'm constantly paranoid i can't hear people running behind me! Still, it keeps me on my toes at least haha
Missdianelouise - i'm tres jealous of your 26 min 5k... i'm struggling to break sub 30 mins at the moment!
Freckles- My Aunt attends our local parkrun and is always singing it's praises, i hope to get along to one soon. I think it'll be a good training exercise.
Well the Garmin is amazing, i love it! I've just been out for an easy 5 mile run and it was great to be able to keep an eye on my time without having to listen to the robotic woman from the Nike+ app in my ear! It's also great to see my splits etc.