I must admit I am quite happy to draw a line under 2015 and start fresh. My fitness goals for this year are the same as last year but with a slightly different focus. I want to do all my training and events the same (HM in 16 wks) but I need to keep my stress levels down and my immune system in tip top shape. At the end of last year I started tests to be a living kidney donor for my other half and they are soooooo strict about the health of the donor. I have passed the first lots of bloods with them telling me I am In really good shape so far. BMI a little over but they are not bothered by that as they can see I'm Fit. (A massive ✔️ For running). Hopefully we won't need the kidney soon but we are just getting organised.
My aim is to keep as fit and healthy as I can so if I pass all the tests I will be ready whenever we need me to be. Also be able to jump back quickly afterwards as it is a 12 week recovery.
With this in mind I have changed my HM to a speed walk and my run training I'm not going over 10km as I know it stresses my body out a little. Obviously if I'm out in a run and I just want to add in a little I can but I was finding too many over 10km runs a bit hard on my body. This is only because of my speed. A 10km takes me 1.5 hour give or take 10 min and that is enough exercise for me. I seem to be happier around the 7km.
I am still going to do my 10km events because I love them. So aim to be trained up for that distance.
I wish you all a happy healthy running year