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Reflections and learning from a great running week.

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So I'm officially in training for my first 10k race and I've done loads of reading and have come up with a plan that works for me.

The aim is three to four runs a week, including a 10k ish at an easy pace, some speedwork and fun run supplemented with Pilates and strength work at home.

So I did an easy 5k on Monday morning with no issues, planned the long run for weds but work got in the way so I gave myself a day off and planned again for Thurs.

The weather was bright, despite the forecast and I set out after work, noting that the legs felt stronger for the rest.

I always give myself leeway with the long run but it was a good one and I made it to 10k enjoyably. I had such a rush of pride and happiness at the end that was quite overwhelming! 😁😁

I would have loved to parkrun today but had a late night watching some local bands lasr night,so went out for another 5k this afternoon and did some fartleks around the playing field, I feel powerful sprinting these days!

It wasn't until I got home that I realised how intimidating I found running with lots of people around a few weeks ago and today I was sprinting past loads of footballers, dog walkers without a care!

Tomorrow I'm planning a 4k very easy which will be the first time running consecutive days then two days off.

I'm loving running at the moment and hope everyone else is enjoying their running challenges too, big or small. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Fantastic CH! You sound like you’re in a very happy place with your running. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Your weekly plan sounds good. When’s your race? I’m entered in the Bristol 10k which isn’t until May, and I can’t wait!

I don’t know about you, but this time last year, if someone told me I’d be training for a 10k race this spring, I’d have guffawed at them in disbelief! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…πŸ˜€

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

It's the end of Feb. I know, isn't it crazy?! xx


Looks like a good plan CH - sounds like you and I both had a great week running!

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JonathonP, it's special when it goes well.


Sounds a good plan πŸ˜€πŸ‘Œ10k fab!

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to Deals1

Thanks Deals1, we're doing some good running at that moment 😁


It sounds like you’re in a really good groove with your running at the moment CH, good for you and long my it continue!

Your race plan sounds fab, and you sound very determined to get yourself race ready to go and smash it! You’ve also reminded me that I should start introducing some Pilates back into my routine again, because i do really enjoy it.

Fartleks... with other people watching... whatever next?! 😁

Enjoy that easy 4K today πŸ™Œ ⚑️

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to Hidden

Thanks Thundersloth! I like the boho beautiful Pilates videos on YouTube, the instructor is soothing and they're all filmed in beautiful places, good for your core strength. 😁

HiddenGraduate10 in reply to Crawlhome

Ooh I’ll have a look, thanks CH ⚑️


Great positive post! Lovely to read and for me to grab some inner strength from before I head out. Thank you and well done!! πŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸ‘Š

CrawlhomeGraduate10 in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thanks and hope you have a fantastic run Flaraflakin.

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