Richmond Half Marathon week 2

Richmond Half Marathon week 2

Running Happy weekly round up

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!

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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?

This weekly round up is part of the link up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

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  • Oh no you are suffering with foot pain too. I hope you feel better soon 🙂

    • Thank you. I was injured last year and am being very so it doesn’t come back!

  • Your pictures look really cold (and pretty too)! I think running before of after you Thursday group session sounds like a great plan. It buys you an extra day of rest. We really aren’t having much of a winter. It makes me wonder what February will be like. Thanks for linking, Nicola!

    • Let’s hope you don’t get a shocker in February!

      I’m going to trial a mix of when I run and see what suits me best.

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