Well then, last week’s plan to get out three times didn’t pan out, did it?
Last week ended up pretty busy and, disappointingly, tonight was my first run in over a week. I get a bit agitated when I don’t get a run in for a little while and the manic energy was starting to make me a little tetchy over the last few days, so it was nice to get out and burn some of that off.
The week’s break didn’t really do me much damage, and I got a reasonably respectable run in. I covered more ground than last time (albeit at a slightly slower pace) and if I’m honest, I probably could have squeezed another few minutes out if I’d really pushed it, which is a good sign.
My bid to try and phase out those cheaty walking breaks is continuing, and I got to the twenty minute mark before needing to take a three minute breather, which was a decent outcome. All told, 8 of the 46 minutes tonight were walking, respectable enough for me at this stage.
I guess I’m happy enough with how I’m progressing towards my first 10k of the year which is about 6 weeks away now. I’m pretty confident of building my distance up in training by then so I can handle it reasonably comfortably. Let’s see what the weeks throw at me though.
Thursday is application day for the Blaydon Races. I’d really love to get a place in that because I’ve never done it before, and it’s obviously pretty iconic. It’s also fairly handily spaced in my schedule for the year too. I’m also itching a little bit to get some other events booked in – Might even stretch to another half marathon or two. In for a penny and all that…
MUSIC: Kenickie – At the Club