Another easy week which was all about laying the foundations for my training.
As I didn’t manage my strength workout last week I decided to get it in early and do it on Monday. It’s not that it’s too hard or too much of a chore, just that I want to make sure nothing gets in the way of me doing it.
Tuesday I did my first speed session of this training plan. An easy warm up mile to start then 4 x 200m repeats followed by another mile for cool down. I had fun doing this work out, even in the dark.
On Thursday I had my Start to Run course, this time not with snow but still pretty cold. As I had ran on Tuesday I decided that rather than running on Wednesday I would do a 1.5 mile run on Thursday before the group met to check how frosty the pavements were. Doing that plus the 1.5 miles walk/run I did with the group gave me a respectable 3 mile easy run.
Running before or after the group run is something I might do during my training to make up the miles whilst still making sure I have enough rest days so my foot has a chance to recover.
Which just left my longer run to do which I did on a very cold Saturday morning. The weather report for my village had the temperature at -3 degrees Centigrade. I’m not sure if it was that cold by the time I went out but it definitely had been!
It was really nice to be out and I ran 5 miles through misty fields and on frozen mud.
How has your week been? Have you managed to keep running in the colder temperatures?