At no point during today’s run did I ever feel comfortable. I knew my breathing was laboured but I concentrated on filling my lungs as deeply as possible with each intake, and trying to simultaneously keep my posture tall while relaxed. No easy feat. I definitely felt like I was in a race. When the… Continue reading Breaking The Hour
I’ve been off the blogging boil lately as there is a deadline for my coursework coming up. But, I haven’t stopped running. I’m in the final week of my 8-week 10K training plan and out of the seven weeks done, I’ve managed to follow the plan faithfully on three of them. On the surface that… Continue reading 10K Training and the Borders League
Yesterday: Standing in the crowds at two minutes to nine, I have very lumpen legs and I’m wondering if I have enough energy to pull me around the 5K Parkrun distance, never mind in a good time. But it’s a beautiful day, with the deciduous leaves glistening like fire in the sun, and crackling underfoot.… Continue reading Pulling A Fast One
The wheels on the bus goround and round,round and round,then fall off at week 3… Well, okay, they’ve not quite come off, but the nuts are somewhat loose. This week I did not do my Monday run or my Monday strength and conditioning exercises. I did manage a run with the club on Tuesday that… Continue reading Are The Wheels Falling Off Already?
I’ve just had the best choccy milk ever. Not one of your fancy lardy shop bought numbers but one that Anne made me, melting plain chocolate powder in a bit of hot water before adding the cold milk, when I called to say I was five minutes away. Simple as. But, coming in after a… Continue reading 10K Training: Wk 1 – Keep the Chocolate Coming