Posted: 28/04/2014 at 20:08
haven't gone any further back than this page. Jeez, you lot ain't changed have you
I am now back at (almost) the beginning of my running career. I'm currently 16 pounds heavier than I was at my peak last year, 3 minutes plus per mile slower, and so many miles off what I could knock out any day of the week.
Did a few little runs to make sure it wasn't just me wishing it was all fine, seemed ok, since then I seem to have not done a lot, but what I have done hasn't been less than 6 miles. Just don't seem to be bothered to go out for anything less. Did 12m yesterday, mix of 2.5m on the flat through Chatsworth, about a mile on the road, and the rest on the hills. The dogs are loving going out for runs again.
odd as it may sound, I've lost my mojo so to speak. I started back climbing before running, and now spend more time doing that than running. There is a silver lining to that, in that I was getting a tad too competitive with myself and now I'm back to just enjoying the running and not being concerned about training, times, pushing myself etc.
I haven't got any races planned until Chesterfield Mara currently, but will probably do Belper Rugby Rover again as that was fun. So that means mara training starts 26th May. When I'll be on a hot rock trip with some friends in the South of France.
What was that I said about not being concerned with training when I have a date to start? Well, ok I have a date to start, on a climbing holiday in a place where they do wonderful wine and food.