I had a week off from leading my running club this week as another leader volunteered to do it instead. Which was quite good as I had been out late on Tuesday attending a talk about England Athletic’s new website RunTogether and how it will help runners find groups and groups find runners.
I still ran on Wednesday though, can’t get out of the habit there! But it was much shorter and included a few 200m repeats. I haven’t done any speedwork for a while so it was good to get my legs ticking over, but I really found the last 50m hard going. It took me until my penultimate repeat to realise those last 50m were uphill! No wonder they were hard. Next time I run that stretch of road as a repeat I’ll make sure I run the other way.
Thursday was a double workout day. My work’s lunchtime running group consisted of just two of us for the second week running, although a different person from last time. We did a short 25 minute run and just missed the heavy rain that started soon after we finished. I also did my first workout of the week from Quick Strength for Runners.
On Saturday I ran off road on a route I hadn’t run for a while. It was a really crisp day, just perfect for a run, and not too muddy underfoot either which is a bonus.
On Sunday morning I did the second work out from Quick Strength for Runners, which was another hard work out but set me up for the rest of the day. I find the sections for the upper body quite hard. My push ups are improving though, which is good. It may sound silly to have a goal of one full push up but for me that would be a huge improvement. I’m doing most of mine as modified push ups on my knees and when I’ve tried the full push ups I can only go half way down. So if by the end of the 8 weeks I can get one full push up done I’d be really impressed!
How was your week? Any nice views from your runs?