Had a mixed week but things are back on track. (1) signed up for and started a half marathon plan that was not working, legs sore - mostly due to starting tempo run that I did way too fast 😣 (2) a "personal trainer" who comes to my toddler group felt telling me running wrecks ur knees and runners are addicted made me question if I was doing the right thing. Am I doing the right thing to want to progress to a half marathon in September or kidding myself? Will I end up with replacement knees and proving people right?
Decided to drop the programme and continue with my own plan - 2 X 5k (one slow, one tempo) and 1 X long run starting with 10k on Friday (at a long run pace)! Remembered what I was like before I started running. - very unfit and low confidence and probably heading for major health issues. 27 lbs heavier and completely changed my diet.
Realised Personal Trainers need to be seen as the experts so they get clients, don't want to encourage independent exercise or running - because I run in the woods and fields and that doesn't pay their wages!
Loved my long run at a slower pace (just under 8 min per km) and felt I could have kept going. Proof my sturdy toffee legs are going to be ok because I am being careful - by today, they r great and looking forward to running tomorrow. I feel a half marathon is happening!
Do u ever have weeks when you doubt you are doing the right thing! Julie 😀