I’m proud I didn’t give up.
I’m proud I entered those races.
I’m proud of doing press ups just before the finish line of the Alan Corke #nobhead
This week I’ve felt that sense of pride on an even bigger scale. I’ve concluded my 5th Training Plan and I ran PB’s at 5K (20:27) and 10K (45:23). These are unofficial due to the current situation, but they are times I never imagined I could produce.
I’m grateful for those of you that have offered support and words of kindness. Whether it be the last few months, since I’ve started to run well, or back in 2018 when I wasn’t in such a great place.
The reason I chose to take my running more seriously, is to try and motivate others. It’s not just about running better times. There are so many more benefits. Running with friends, spending time out in the open along our beautiful coastline, in the park or up and down Cottage Lane (a lot). But ultimately the sense of self worth that comes with achieving your goals is huge.
Well to keep improving I need to push myself a little harder than my last training block. I really don’t think increasing my mileage at the moment is the way to go. So I’ll keep working on my cadence in the hope I can run 5k at 190. I’m going to introduce some more strength work to compliment my running. There are also some drills I would like to start doing, in the hope I can increase my stride length. Hopefully that will see my 10K and 5K times continue to improve over the next 3 months.
If anyone is keen to improve their running, I would love to try and help. There are far more experienced and knowledgeable people out there, but I’m very passionate about this now and I feel I have learned enough through my own journey to help other runners improve. Get in touch!
Mon – Rest
Tues – 6 x 1k reps with Metronome (4.15 min/km)
Wed – Steady 10 Miles (5.30 min/km)
Thu – 10k Tempo with Metronome (4.45 min/km)
Fri – Rest
Sat – 10K Recovery (5.45 – 6min/km)
Sun – Long Run 30K (5.45 – 6min/km)
Who have I become? Just to clarify this was for a joke, I was tring to replicate a friends selfie!