Absolutely buzzing and feeling so proud of myself. 12 weeks, 795km of running and twice I achieved my goal of running a 5k PB. Ok so my non-running dickhead of a brother still rocked up at parkrun and beat me, but so what, I achieved my goal and it felt amazing.
I executed this plan to perfection. I didn’t miss a single training run. I was able to join in with plenty of club runs, so rarely did I run alone, which for me is very important. Friendship is the main reason why I run.
I sprinted past Ash at the Beckley 10K. I was perfectly paced by King Ken to my parkrun PB and at one stage I even ran 100km in the space of 7 days. From being unable to break 30 minutes for 5K 12 months ago, I’ve turned it around. No one else. Lanky old me. I’ve put the work in and I’ve got the rewards. It really is that simple.
I continue to meet new people threw running and be inspired by each and other one of you that lace up and take to the roads or trails in this winter weather. I can’t wait to get stuck into my next plan and keep improving. I will also be taking my Run Leaders course in a few weeks and coaching on a regular basis with Hastings Runners. Feel free to ask any questions.
Mon: Track – Short HARD Reps to work on speed
Tue: Rest Day
Wed: Long Run (25 – 30km) EASY pace
Thu: Rest Day
Fri: Recovery Run – EASY pace (8-10km)
Sat: 5k Efforts – HARD
Sun: 10 Miler – EASY pace
Producing a sprint finish at the Beckley 10K.