Well, I finally made it to the end of Chapter 1 & thank you to everyone of you who helped me on my way towards my first milestone & thanks to everyone else for just being there cheering me on.
I hope to be able to share my journey through Chapter 2 with you all too.
But first up is the inevitable question of what the heck should I do now... ParkRun, Speed, Steppingstone, B210K, Stamina, "Silky Steve", .... so it's not as if I'm limited by choice - but what the heck do I do first & next & then what else?....
Well the one thing I need is structure - if I don't have dedicated running days I wont run - it's as simple as that. So here's my plan
Tonight - W9 one more time but a lot more SLOWLY
Saturday - has gotta be my inaugural ParkRun - Huddersfield anyone? (but with W9 podcast as Laura has GOT to be there for my first "race")
Then I'm thinking of the next 3 weeks as being my gap year between official programs,
Tuesday night is Speed night - nice and short under 30 mins door to door.
Thursday night is Stepping Stone - mainly to maintain a solid pace (and learn how to count beats again!)
Saturday morning I want to be a regular park runner ... which also means no more overdoing it on Friday nights.
Sunday strolls - well running, just at a steady pace. Looking to extended the duration & distances here (sticking to 10% improvements) - so 33mins then 36mins then 40mins.
The whole point being to improve sensibly & also to mix it up a bit to find out what I like & what I don't like.
Then comes 11 weeks for my 10K preparation. I'm going to follow Jeff Galloway's 10k training plan - simply because it seems to be a natural progression through the stages of becoming a runner.
At the end of September is the Great Yorkshire Run 10k & I haven't got a clue what to expect, but I will be giving it a go. Why? well it's my quiet little celebration of a whole year since I stopped smoking..... and what a way to mark it with a 10k!
Then mid November is the AGE UK Leeds 10k dash.
So that's the plan for Chapter 2 - let's see how we get on.
Happy Running everyone