Really tried to push more today after Sunday’s long run, speed is something that I really need to work on this year and I am hoping I can really get used to running at pace. Will be a nice pace on the way home today.
Ok it seems that when I have a long break, longer than say a day or 2 I feel a lot stronger when returning to the running.
Sometimes its not that I don’t want to run, just that life gets in the way sometimes and you have to adapt but when it does get in the way and I return to a run I really do feel stronger. Proves that a good rest is very good for recovery!
Ok so I had been reading about how different height of trainers can effect the achillies heel, as I had been getting a sore achillies heel over the last few months since getting the Cumulus running trainers, after walking or warming up the achillies didn’t hurt and so thought I would look into it, one of the causes could be due to not the right shoes or even lowering the height of them.
So I phone my local Sweatshop store where I had been gait analysed earlier in the year and after another session on the tread mill with a women who was really into I ended up having a new trainers for pronation and not neutral, also a size larger.
So with a only a few days to the 10k race I took a gamble and you know what it paid off, with a PB no less so I am very happy and very happy with the service I received from the shop!!
Ok so just went on here and realised that it was August since my last post, wow that was a few months ago now.
So what’s been happening, a few things since that last post which we now be posted over the next few days, but here are a few points.
- Did a great 10k PB in the 10k race and really enjoyed it.
- Another PB this time for the 5k, on the last race of the series.
- Did 175km in August as part of one of the Strava challenges.
- Took a little break and seemed to have come back stronger
- Oh and got in via a ballot place in the London Marathon 2016
So watch out for the above coming soon.
So I covered this a while ago about running to and from work and with another 5k race coming up thought I could grab a layin with a little training for the next race. So this week I have done the run twice to and from work with last week only once. Mainly due to time and just having a few things to do at home.
So how has it gone, not too bad at all I have been enjoying it again and recently decided to purchase a new backpack just for the running side of things I have noticed a little improvement on the way in and on the way home, with the air temp being hot which doesn’t always help but I am defiantly becoming a better runner.
The run to and from work is 5k each way so this really does help to get the training in, this morning tho the route seemed to whizz by and so I am happy how my running is progressing with it becoming easier as the time goes on, thinking back to Feb/March when I started, I feel now in the last month its all just clicking with it all becoming more pleasurable.
I will post a little review of the backpack I purchased in the next week, but so far I am very happy with it and how it does help my running but thought I would post about my runs to work which I have now done a few more of.
A lot can be said for getting your running form right and I feel this last month and moreover the last 2 weeks of my running everything has clicked, I am able to do a stride of 170+ a minute now which is right where I want to be and with my posture and what seems like ease it all seems to be coming together which I am really happy about, its taken awhile and a lot of my running time upto now has had me thinking about my form, about the arms, my body posture etc with now it seeming to becoming more like second nature.
You have to remember I am not a member of any club nor have I had any coaching, its just from what I have read and what seems to have worked for me with of course not everything working and just appling what fits I have been able to get to a decent standard with my stats proving this.