So this week I learnt a valuable lesson I think.
Rest!! Not a lack of activity but rather not pushing yourself all the time.
Post C25K graduation we are encouraged to consolidate our achievement by getting a number of 30 minute runs under our belt. What follows then is (for me) a desire to push further and further.
I recently posted my getting to 8k and also last week about my 3x5k and realising my runs over the previous weeks had been a bit haphazard. I started Ju-Ju’s 10K plan and did the first run on Monday which was a mere 2.5K. It took me 20 minutes and was welcome after my pushing myself in previous weeks.
After a comment from someone last weekend and then doing this 2.5K run I found myself understanding a bit better what people mean by a recovery run.
So in follow up to my recent post “Does it get easier” I modify my previous answer to add that if you do push yourself remember not to burn yourself out and include a shorter or gentler run in your post graduation runs.
As always wherever you are in the programme or post programme keep believing in yourselves and enjoy the progress however fast or slow it may be.
Nice post Richard. I believe we never stop learning, it is a skill which we’re all trying to master. The most important factor though is listen to your body and not be tempted to do too much too soon..... especially where us old ‘uns are concerned 😊