Ok, I’m a bit of a geek, so I’ve set up a really simple spreadsheet for The Plan. I’ve also put the 30-20-10 interval description on the right hand side. It’s helped me get over the shock of realising I can actually do it and I can find all sorts of emojis to put in it when I get back from a run 🤓
This week, I’ve discovered that I really start the week on Run 2, but never mind 🙃 however, I have found out lots of other things:
- how to link my Fitbit to the GPS on my phone and report it in Strava
- I need to work at Interval Training (my Run 1), it was a mess and I got bored very quickly. I also get very distracted or I drift off thinking of other things, so forget how many repetitions I’ve done! I have tried to set my Fitbit up to help me as far as it can but I think maybe a suitable podcast may do the job. Hopefully this Monday will be better.
- My 7k run wasn’t a one off and I can even run further!
So I completed Wk 4 R3 on Wednesday with a lovely friend who unfortunately really suffered in the heat after doing her own run the day before. It was ridiculously hot for October and the tourists were out in force in the town centre, so we chose a route around the outskirts of the town using Anne Hathaway’s cottage as a half way point (it’s a bit more out of the way and not too shabby as half way points go 😀). Didn’t expect to have to dust my shorts off again this year but it was too hot to worry about how white and hairy my legs might be in their hibernation state 😂
Week 5 has started with a very windy Parkrun (thankfully not much rain). Back to running on my own this week as Katnap had the dreaded C25K Wk5R3 to do with his group (he smashed it of course, then did it again will eldest son later - mad!). We had Pacers this week, so I hovered around the 30 minute lady and got my second sub 30, quite chuffed about that considering the conditions. Still need to get that tattoo sorted 🦆🦆🦆 (trouble is I spend all my spare time keeping fit now!). We have decided to fit in our first tourist run the week before Katnap’s C25K graduation, as we are visiting relatives. There is a Parkrun perfectly situated en route, so why not 😀
Meanwhile, left knee has decided to be a bit sore, so need to be careful with this but it only seems to affect going down the stairs, not running - odd!
So far, so good with The Plan and I’ve just realised I’m over half way through even though I’ve only just started it (I love spreadsheets 😂)!
Happy running you lovely people 🤗🦆