Thursday 5 May 2022

When you wake up early in the morning and you don’t look for excuses and you don’t over think about how much of a struggle your run is going to be you know things are going in the right direction. Of course it does help that it was nice and sunny and not freezing cold but my mindset has changed recently (with some help) so when I got up this morning at 5 am to do an interval set leading to total distance of 5km I was pleased with my approach mentally.

As you would’ve seen from my previous posts we are incrementally building the running back into the training plan and taking things easy and slowly raising the distance in the interval frequency. Today was a strong run, took a little while for me to get warmed up once I was born I took the post moderate for eight x two minute intervals. When I consider three weeks ago running one lamppost and walking on lamppost and feeling completely devastated by the end of the session I realise how far I’ve come in such a short amount of time.

My fitness is heading in the right direction, I’ve change my diet slightly and overall I’m pleased with progress so far. There is a fair way to go until some races late in the summer but I am gradually building towards those. I’ve noticed great improvement in my fitness on the bike, out on the run and in the swim sessions. One key change I have made is to do all my runs outside and not on a treadmill. This is meant that every run is preparation towards racing and in particular it doesn’t feel like I am starting from scratch every time I infrequently go out for a run outside following numerous runs on the treadmill. I feel this is really important.

Two 5K runs in a week. That’s progress. We build from here. Have a good day everybody.

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