Hello runners, you’re stuck with me this month, but let’s not have that hold you all back.
It’s time to set or reaffirm our goals for the next 31 days as we emerge from lockdown restrictions slowly. For some right now things are dramatically changing... and hopefully we won’t be going backwards from here.
It occurred to me that while we are going to have a mix of running and non running quests as usual, we may well have a group of runners re-emerging from shielding this during this month, or indeed working towards getting back to running in August... a big welcome back to you guys, let’s hope the rest of the population has done enough and don’t relax too soon.
Many of us are looking forwards to the autumn events with crossed fingers for them to go ahead. parkrun returns to New Zealand this weekend... have a wonderful time out there... I’m now up to 99% pleased for you guys as I’ve got the jealousy down to 1%!
So... onwards and upwards. What is your month going to look like? What goals are you setting? Are you on the comeback trail from injury or lockdown? Are you cranking up the running for an event? Are you working towards a new distance or weekly milage goal? Whatever your quest... have a wonderful month. Let’s do this.
My personal quest is to get used to the new data I’ll be getting on my shiny new forerunner 245 (UPS have it right now!) I’ve been taking some of my favourite runs and creating courses and pacepro runs for them. I’ll be starting with mid 30s times for the 5k ones, and plan to gradually make some of them faster.