After my longer than expected run on Sunday my legs were really feeling it on Monday. So I did a 20 minute yoga for runners session, using the Yoga Studio app. Some of the stretches were really hard but afterwards my legs, hips and everywhere felt so much better. I really recommend the app if you like to do occasional yoga sessions.
Wednesday I was co-leading the start to run group. I led the 4 minute run/1 minute walk repeats and we went on to the streets for the first time. The past two weeks have been in the park and on grass. Afterwards we talked about injury, how to prevent it and what to do if you get injured (rest, ice, compress and elevate!).
Friday was my last run before the Barns Green half marathon on Sunday and it was supposed to be an easy 20 minutes run. I ended up running quite late in the evening, after it had got dark, so I put my head torch on and did a quick circuit of the park and then stuck to my village streets. Although I was a bit tired I think this was my favourite run of the week. It felt easy, very steady and I felt that I could have carried on beyond the 20 minutes. When I got home and looked at my kilometer splits I realised I had run a progression run by accident! I’m now wondering if this is a good time to do some target 5k races and try and get my time to under 26 minutes. So I’m now looking for some over the winter that I can train for!
Sunday was my half marathon and I will be writing a proper report on that later this week.
How was your week running? Any surprising results from your runs? Any plans for target races over the winter?