Today my MyAsics Marathon Plan gave me a slow 5K jog, which was very nice of it, considering how jolly windy it is today!
I've just about managed to stay on track so far, despite the Christmas shenanigans. But now it is time for mince pies (M&S Frangipane ones if you're interested, very nice too, I recommend), coffee with a nip of brandy, and some righteous present wrapping!
I wish you all a pleasant Christmas, and all the best luck for 2017. I also hope you are all enjoying your winter running (as much as possible), and today I came upon this useful post I thought I would share:
The Ten Commandments of Winter Running trailrunnermag.com/training...
I like the last one, I never thought about a three year plan before!
10. Thou shalt think long term
When you are thinking about your running, always think about the three-year plan. Ask yourself the question: what will make me the best, most fulfilled athlete I can be three years from now? Write that question on a post-it note, put it on your fridge and align your daily decisions with the answer.
During winter, we write the opening credits to our race season. Stay patient, stay positive and stay motivated. The rest of the show is always worth it.
p.s. I found the article via ultrarunnerpodcast.com (which I also recommend!)