Hi All, I haven't posted for a while, but I graduated in May and since then gave continued to run 3 times per week. I feel like I've got a good routine going, I do park run on Saturday, run by myself on Mondays and go to a running group on a Wednesday. My park run times stayed pretty static at between 37 and 38 mins until a few weeks ago when, with the help of one of our brilliant trainers from the Wednesday group, I managed a 36.02 followed by a 35.11 the next week! All good and going in the right direction I thought, until I had a week off as went on holiday to Cornwall, and even though I did quite a lot of walking, i didn't run and I ate too may pasties and cream teas!!!
Came home on Friday, so got up bright and early yesterday for park run only to find my legs didn't want to work and I only managed a 38.11 😱 I think I walked more than I ran and found it really hard, my legs hurt so badly afterwards as well!
Please tell me this is normal after a short break ( I didn't think one week off would affect me so much) and that I'll be able to get back on it quickly? Any advice on how to keep the momentum going? Thanks in advance