Hi all, 5K time was 33:07 this morning! Considering I was at 38:00 back in late Feb, I take that as a small victory.
If I don't crack the 30 minute barrier in 2017, I will be frustrated! I think it is achievable with some training. That and the Great South Run are my main running goals for the year.
I have also been doing single leg squats to improve my glute strength and, if this week is anything to go by, I think it is helping already!
I found that focusing on imagining picking something up really helps me focus the exercise on the glutes.
Also did a yoga sesh earlier in the week (not sure I'm sold on yoga... all seems very unnatural... might try a pilates class)! Started a new job too but still found time for a midweek 4K too. Running in the week to supplement a weekend run sooo helps my stamina.
I want to mix up my training a bit, so I'm thinking on my next solo run I am going to do sprint - walk - sprint - walk - sprint - walk... etc. Something about running as fast as I can for once just really appeals, and I am hoping this might help improve my gait/cadence/speed. I used to love sprinting at school (I wasn't one of the 'sporty kids' at school but I was a fast sprinter and I used to love the shocked look on the 'sporty kids' faces when I would beat them at 100m or 200m)!
Have a lovely weekend everyone, what brilliant sunshine this morning! We had a gentleman in an inflatable dinosaur running parkrun this morning... wow.