It almost felt like I was back to normal this week!
Wednesday I was back at my club co-leading the Start to Run group. It was my first time at the club in 10 weeks and the group started 2 weeks ago so I had a little catching up to do.
The discussion topic this week was injury, so it was a very apt week to start helping out. When we got running we did 4 minutes of running and a 1 minute walk, so well within my comfort zone but still the longest I had ran since my PF injury flared up.
Saturday I wasn’t running but instead delivering my first coaching session. This was part of my Coach in Running Fitness course homework and the first detailed session I have planned and delivered. Before the session I sent the plan off to my support coach for feedback and made some adjustments to it (I was a little over ambitious on what could be done in an hour). The session itself was great. It was a one to one session with a bit of skills, running and strength training. I want to plan another one shortly with a group as I think that will challenge me a bit more.
I filmed the session for my support coach so I now need to send it off for his feedback. I feel like I’m back at school waiting for my marks!
On Sunday I went for a run with my pup. It was a lovely sunny day and I had a really good run. I always think of runs with my dog as Fartlek sessions, but with him calling the shots! We run a bit and then it’s sniff time, run a bit more then he’ll have to stop for a wee, run a bit then run really fast as he has spotted a crow in the distance. It’s always fun and just the type of stop start running I need to do at the moment.
When I got home I finally had the time to sit down and make a race page for the virtual run I am organising for Dr Hadwen Trust. The Grand Bank Holiday Run is in May and will raise money for brain tumour research. I’m really looking forward to this race and I do hope to get many entries from around the world.
How was your week? Have you had any spring weather recently?