Hi everyone! So you may remember that back in early September I had a ‘running MOT’ to check my form and it was all wrong. Since then I’ve been getting used to running with proper form by redoing C25K. It’s nice to hear Sarah Millican on the app again! I’ve been using it as interval training this time though. So I would still do 5k by doing each day’s run twice and each 5k would be made up of different amounts of running and walking. Well, today I got on to week 5 Run 3. Remember the really scary one where you had to do 20 mins run for the first time? Well I did the 20mins and I’d done just over 3k so I thought I might as well round it up to 4K. Then, of course, I thought as there was only 1 more little k to go, I might as well go for it!
Pretty pleased to be back to a ‘normal’ run again. Though I’ll be doing another week of intervals at least and then settling into the new 5k for a few weeks before I can think about trying b210k again.
This form correction was all in aid of helping my hurting left hip. It’s still achy but I’ve noticed I might be leaning to the left when I run. So I can shift about a bit and straighten my back when it hurts and it seems to help. Will see how it goes. I am also running on roads now and avoiding the beach, which might be helping.
I think I’m a lot speedier. I’m trying to go as slow as I can whilst keeping in time with 180bpm music and am equalling my best speeds when I was really going for it in the past! Will be interesting to see how fast I am when I’m settled in.