I have posted often about not enjoying running so much in the summer 😕 - I have always preferred the colder, wetter months (yes, I am a little strange, I know). So since everything has started to cool down, I have slipped back in to a much better routine with my running and seem to have become much more organised and disciplined about my runs. I am training up for the Great South Run again so a little discipline was called for to hopefully get me ready! After a good 13k last weekend (road and trail), I have followed up with an easy 5k and a fartleking 5k on Friday, which has brought me back under 30 mins for that distance - where I wanted to be.🙂. Today was an 'easy' 10k on the roads. I tend to do my longer runs on a mix of terrain as I love the trails but want to make sure that my legs are happy and ready for 10 miles on the road later next month. All ok, although it is quite warm again here, which resulted in a bit more huffing and puffing than I was expecting!
What I am loving most of all, is making sure I mix up my routes, terrain, pace and...elevation ( yes, hills have to be run sometimes!😮). I think all these factors help keep running interesting and motivating. ..plus I have found a local 10k to run a fortnight before GSR, which is all off- road! Perfect! Happy running this week to everyone.🏃🏽♀️🏃🏻🙂