I am currently on day 32 of my running streak and I am really LOVING it. Its boosted my performance, my va va voom and also taken away all the random faff of planning....
Gains so far:
Weekly mileage slowly going up ✔️
I have no structure- the rule is to do what I fancy depending on my mood and how my body feels ✔️
I am getting stronger. I did 7 miles on my trail both Sat and Sun ( pic taken at the top of the hill) and the hills felt Ok, I felt great. I woke this morning and decided to do a tempo 5k and loved that feeling of speed... ✔️
On 'rest' days ( or days I feel tired) I run the 1.5 miles slowly to the childminders to collect my daughter loaded up with drinks and sweets, then we walk back together through the fields chatting. Its brought us closer having that time together. ✔️
On Thursdays I run to the gym for my spinning class and run back. That usually really tires me out but it feels great to be able to ✔️
There are no real downsides for me yet...
I do however have a goal I am aiming for. I want to do the HM distance in under 2 hours. I will not be following a plan but I think I need one more session a week of interval type work. I do my 30,20,10 usually once but I need another session. My 5k time this morning was 27.26 and I want to take 1.5 minutes off that as that is the recommended time to get to my goal. What do you guys recommend, and what has worked for you?