Hi everyone, I was wondering whether I could get your opinions on whether you think it's possible to run/walk a 5k on Christmas Morning?
I graduated at the start of this year having got to around 4k in a half hour run. Then I was on the IC until June and found it so difficult to start again that I thought I would follow an Asics Plan. However, it was too much too soon for me and I was briefly on the IC again and decided to do what I should have been doing all along- listening to my body over a podcast, sorry Laura and my asics!
So last week I ran 2k with a 5min walk break then 1k. I had plenty left in the tank and thought I'd be able to do the 5k that has been out of my grasp for nearly a full year now. The next day I managed to trip over my foam roller, get my foot stuck in it while stumbling and now have quite a painful bruised ankle. Then I accidentally tripped over the raised door jambs we have- why did the landlord think they were a good idea? So that resulted in a staved pinkie toe. To top it all off, I have ingrowing toe nails and husband managed to kick into my foot in such a way that tried to put the nail back in its bed- Ouch!
So I've had a bit of bad luck and am hoping that if I am able to do a 2k with 5min walk then another 2k tomorrow, that I'll be able to run/walk a 5k on Friday. What do you reckon?
Obviously if I do manage the 5k on Christmas morning then I'll be paring back afterwards and into the New Year to make sure I'm strength training more as I know my core is weak and so are my hips, I think they are overly rotational. But that's another story
Sorry it's such a long one, hope to hear some of your opinions thanks and happy Christmas folks!