My aim is to run (maybe non-stop, maybe not) 10k in The Race for Life in July. I'm currently doing one longer run and two shorter ones a week to get into the habit of running a little longer. It's certainly challenging! I ran 6.7k at the weekend and I'll aim to stretch that to 7k this weekend. Slow and steady is definitely the aim of the game. Anyway, the biggest revelation was how, the day after a longer run, my legs really felt the pinch. However, after a swim and some gentle cross training, I'm feeling better. My first instinct was to avoid using my heavy, achy legs altogether yesterday! I'd become used to running 4 or 5 k and hadn't realised what a difference increasing by small distances could make! Still, onwards and upwards. Happy running.
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