Well this is what they say ! Have to say I agree, loving my transition period from the 400m back to distance running. The freedom I get from just going out for a run is great. Discovering my old routes and new ones 😊 but have to say though, sick of winter now, cold every time I lace up my shoes ❄️🙄 but not letting that put me off , getting it done no matter what 😁.
Having more a sensible build up this time, slowly building up mileage, but still getting some speed sessions in every week. A lot of those reps ie my 800m, 400m, and 200m sessions are done on grass, more kidder to the joints 😊. Listening to your body is key, so I am stretching more , and foam rolling more, trying to keep as lose as possible. Came down with a virus this week, felt awful on the Thursday, so switched my rest day from Friday to Thursday, normally I would run through it if it was just all in my head, but body was aching all over. It was a good call though, Fridays session was good, and I had time to get over this virus, also managed an early night ( which is rare 😆)
As many family athletes would testify to, fitting training around there lives can be challenging. With building my long runs up slowly, I’m dropping my son off at his sports club, and getting my run done, just in time for him to finish. Having a protein shake in my bag ready for me when I’m done, and make sure I keep hydrated through out the day.
Race wise haven’t focused on a single race yet, just wanna make sure I get a good base built up. Think I will know when I’m race fit. But I can easily test my fitness over a parkrun if I fancy it . I do have a sort of plan lol , I would like to complete a marathon in autumn 2019(before I’m 40) but a base mark down, then in 2020 I would love to go and do a Masters Championship marathon either the Worlds or Europeans. But have to say seeing friends racing and getting great times does inspire me, and I do hope I can get myself back into the shape I was, maybe even better , who knows. A friend of mine Sophie Cowper ran this weekend in Spain 🇪🇸 representing England athletes over the Half Marathon distance, came third with a time of 1:16, I mean if that’s not a inspiration, what is, simply amazing, she’s a prime example of hard work paying off👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻