Another gentle week for me.
Monday saw me back at my Pilates class. This was the first class I’ve been to since I was injured. Although my physio had said I should be fine with Pilates I was a bit concerned about it hurting my foot. I often get a painful cramp in my foot during some of the Pilates moves and I just didn’t want to risk that adding to my foot problem.
But as I’m back running I thought it was about time I went back to my class. Luckily for me the whole class had been off the previous week for the Easter bank holiday so the instructor took it easy with us and we did a lot of deep stretches rather than doing five movements in a row in the 100 position (ouch!).
Wednesday I was with my running club and the Start to Run group. We had a nice 5 minutes run, 1 minute walk to the canal and back to the club. I ran most of it with one of the group who had missed last week and hadn’t got past running for 2 minutes as her homework. She thought she would find the 5 minutes run quite hard but actually did really well. The last few repeats we stopped running after 4min 30 secs, which isn’t bad at all.
Saturday I decided to brave it and go to my local parkrun. As this is a 5k run I didn’t want to risk running it all so decided to walk/run it with 6 minutes running, 1 minute waking. I did well until the last kilometer when I started to really feel it in my foot. I did a lot more walking for that last bit but still managed to run across the finish line. I was surprised at my time of 33:11 as I was expecting to be 35 minutes or more. I probably should have gone a bit slower and then I might have made the whole 5k without the pain.
So this week I’m going to stick to two runs, one with my start to run group and another 5k. I really want to be okay for the half marathon I’ve entered in May so I don’t want to push it too much, but on the other hand I do need to start increasing my mileage. Eek!
How was your week running?