Alternative W1R1

Since I returned to running after a layoff due to illness I have to say that I haven't really been enjoying it. I seem to have lost a lot of speed and cannot seem to find anything in my legs to pick up the pace while out running. Previous pace was around 5-5:15 per km, now its around 6:15-6:30.

Today, I decided to shake things up a bit. Normally I do the 3 runs per week (2 x 5k and 1 longer weekend run). I downloaded week 1 and planned to run 2k within the 8x60sec slots (I think thats an average of 15kph).

I didnt manage it (1.94km) but for the first time in quite some time, I really enjoyed my run.

I think I may substitute a 5k for this option once per week. I may even move to week 2 if I ever break that 2k :)

Happy running folks


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10 Replies

  • Main objective achieved: Run enjoyed. And you now have a good excuse to enjoy more of them as you chip away at that 2km mark.

  • Very true Gary. Always good to have targets

  • Hey Runner 56 ! Good to hear from you again :-)

    I am sure it will pick up again given time. Good to hear youre back out there again !

    Not there is anything wrong with a pace of 6.15-6.30 of course !

    Keep us posted :-) xxx

  • Hey PP. Hows tricks with you?

    I have been out but not really had much time to post on the board. Life getting in the way :)

  • great way to carrying on enjoying running is to mix it up keep it interesting :D

    I have also lost some pace since returning from injury , it may come back it may not right now all that matters is being out running :D enjoy and have fun

  • Very true Rob. I suppose we all have things that keep us going. We'll see if I stick at this. It was bloody hard but I did get a great sense of achievement.

  • Great idea. Any form of exercise is better when you have fun - this sounded like a great challenge.

  • Knackering but fun all the same. :)

  • Just keep going and enjoy your runs, don't worry about pace and distances all this will come back later. I went through exactly the same root and thought it was impossible but eventually managed to get back to it. Good luck

  • Thanks. I suppose another year on the clock doesnt help the pace :)

    Will keep on trying though

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