So Friday last I completed the programme, yippee, I'm still smiling! However, I am a planner by nature and have Been in a bit of a panic about what my next run will look like! I've noticed others on the forum also feel a little adrift at this point, so.........
My plan over the next few weeks is to mix things up a bit.
1: I shall continue to use different routes and terrains
2: I will use at random, the nhs 5k+ podcasts........ The stamina one seems a bit tougher so I will leave that one alone for a few weeks. Stepping Stones and Speed sound good and do-able now.
3: Also in the randon mix, I have identified the perfect hill (loads to choose from around here!). Following a short easy run I will run up the hill (100 metres) fast, then walk down, repeated at least 5 times. Finish with a short easy run.
4: In my third run of the week I will aim to run slightly further each time. I intend to try to take a two day break after this longer run, so sticking with just 3 runs a week at present
5: I will aim to complete Parkrun once a month at least, as part of my longer run plans, beginning no later than 19th Nov.
There, I have a plan to help me transition to the next stage of my running. I already feel better😀 🏃🏻😀. Now I just need to follow the plan, starting tomorrow 🏃🏻🙏🏼👍🏼😎
I would be keen to hear any thoughts on the plan please, does this seem reasonable for a new graduate?