Monthly Archives: July 2014

A week of firsts

A week of firsts

Weekly round up

View from my Sunday morning run

My second week of half marathon training and again I didn’t stick to the plan!

First run of the week was on Wednesday with my club. It was a ‘slow six’ running around the canals and reservoirs and mainly sticking to the shade. Even though it was an evening run it was still rather warm so the shade was very welcome. We did 6.47 miles in 1hour 9 mins and 56 seconds.

The second run of the week was my first ‘first’ of the week! My first Parkrun! A good 5k in 29:31.

My second ‘first’ came with my third run on Sunday. This was the first time I have run two consecutive days. It was a lovely morning with a cool breeze so I took the footpath through the fields and up some hills. My legs felt rather heavy and I struggled a bit but managed just over 5k in 36:06.

I think my legs will get used to running two days in a row, especially as I’ve now decided to change my half marathon plan so that I do a Parkrun on a Saturday followed by a longer run on Sunday. I’m still going to follow the book’s tips but this will fit in better with my club running, my pilates class and other things that come up during the week.

Have you followed a half marathon plan? Did you stick to it or deviate and how did it work for you?

First Parkrun

First Parkrun

I kept hearing about Parkrun, whether it was people on Twitter posting their results each Saturday or my running club organising a new one starting this September, but the thought of having to get up and be ready for a 9am run on a Saturday morning had put me off from going. I’m not that… Continue Reading

Manors and Stiches

Manors and Stiches

Weekly round up This was the first week of my half marathon training. I’m using the plan in the “Beginner’s Half-Marathon Trainer: The 14-Week Program to Completing a Half-Marathon in Your Best Time” by Jon Ackland and for the first week I am supposed to to three 20 minute easy running sessions. Well I started… Continue Reading

A week of firsts

A week of firsts

Weekly round up View from my Sunday morning run My second week of half marathon training and again I didn’t stick to the plan! First run of the week was on Wednesday with my club. It was a ‘slow six’ running around the canals and reservoirs and mainly sticking to the shade. Even though it…

First Parkrun

First Parkrun

I kept hearing about Parkrun, whether it was people on Twitter posting their results each Saturday or my running club organising a new one starting this September, but the thought of having to get up and be ready for a 9am run on a Saturday morning had put me off from going. I’m not that…

Manors and Stiches

Manors and Stiches

Weekly round up This was the first week of my half marathon training. I’m using the plan in the “Beginner’s Half-Marathon Trainer: The 14-Week Program to Completing a Half-Marathon in Your Best Time” by Jon Ackland and for the first week I am supposed to to three 20 minute easy running sessions. Well I started…