Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:51
i plodded 7.5 miles home last night. very gentle pace, tried to focus on running "lightly", and it did feel very comfortable, except for the fact my knees felt very stiff, got better towards the latter part of the jog as I'd warmed up I expect.
Mummysaurus, i've been through a bit of a running trough recently, so just now starting to get back into it. Still haven't found my running mojo yet, but slogging away at it, piece by piece, and it'll come. I know you didn't ask for advice, and feel free to ignore me, but i find that when life takes over, my running suffers, and it's partly because I tend to think that if i can't train properly, then it's not worth bothering at all. But even getting out a couple of times a week for a 20 min jog is better than sliding into doing nothing for weeks, which has been my experience. It might not be enough to even keep you ticking over at a certain fitness level, but it will minimise the damage compared to not running at all. And it'll mean when you do find time again to run more frequently, it'll take you less time that it otherwise would to get back into shape.
I will have to heed my own advice the next time life interupts my running. Both this summer and last I have had periods of 6-8 weeks where i've not even laced up my trainers. Not planned, just fallen out of the habit of running, and then 1 week becomes 2 weeks, and before i know it, i feel like i'm starting from scratch again, which i guess is how i ended up on this thread