Following Roseabi’s post being flagged to me by a VRB I’m “coming out” as aiming for HM distance.
I started Couch to 5k at the end of March 2018, graduated end of May, consolidated by building up to 5k for a few weeks the followed a condensed version of ju_ju_’s plan to 10k, graduating late August.
Since then I initially wobbled a fair bit and I’m currently working my way back up to 10k again using a variation on the plan to have a slightly longer middle run each week, aiming to do 10k again next week for Movember.
I’m looking at a variety of plans but a few things deter me. I don’t like the idea of things like Tempo runs, I don’t have a variety of paces and I don’t do any other exercise if any kind. I just run.
I know that longer runs require more core strength. But I also know that if I don’t think I’m going to enjoy what I’m about to do (or if I feel bad because I’ve “skipped” other exercise) then it will risk me not running.
So I am toying with a much simplified plan of short run, medium run (growing to bridge the gap to the long run), long run (growing by 1k then repeating the following week). But I may cave and do a proper plan and just get over myself.
I’ve not registered for a race yet - I don’t need that pressure at the moment - but once I get through the winter and have a clue how much progress I’ve made I will register for something.
Enjoy your next run x