VRUK Blog Hop #3

I haven’t run or been for a long walk since last weekend. Not like me, I know, but after last Sunday’s 50K it’s fair to say that I’ve been feeling more than a little bit broken.

Still, as it’s the first weekend of the month, I thought I’d better get in my post for this month’s Virtual Running UK Blog Hop.

Circle Hop

I checked my Garmin profile this morning and it turns out that, over the last month, I have run more than 56 kilometres and walked or run/walked over 162 kilometres, so I guess it’s no wonder I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather this week.

On the whole though I think the training has been going quite well. While there’s no doubt that I still prefer running over walking, I have enjoyed my long weekend walks as it’s a good excuse to just get out and have time to myself to exercise in the fresh air and I get to travel much further and for much longer than would be possible if I was running.

Unfortunately, walking these kinds of distances does take it’s toll on the feet and the legs, but I guess that’s to be expected as walking uses different muscles from running and they need time to recover just the same.

So, with just under three weeks to go until the London to Brighton Challenge, I still have some training to do but I figured that this week I just needed to take a bit of a break.

Of course, as we’ve got another nice long Bank Holiday Weekend, I may venture out again on Monday. I still need to do a bit of hill walking as part of my training and Ditchling Beacon is just up the road so it would be silly not to have a go – as long as the legs are up to it that is.

How’s your training going? Are you taking part in the Virtual Running UK Blog Hop? To find out more about it, click here. Have a great weekend!


6 thoughts on “VRUK Blog Hop #3”

  1. I can’t even imagine how tired I’d be after all that training so I think you’re smart to take a little break to make sure your muscles and feet get a chance to recover; you certainly don’t want to risk injury this close.

    I’m still following the 10K training program and mixed my run days up a bit this week just because I wasn’t feeling up to running on my planned days. I think it’s best to listen to our bodies.

  2. I am hoping to try out the blog hop as I just discovered it! But, I don’t live in the UK and it looks like a lot of the participants do. Is it exclusively for folks that live in the UK? I figured since it’s virtual I can participate… Good luck with all your running endeavors!

    1. Hi. Thanks for dropping by. You can still take part if you are outside of the UK. The only issue is with the medal races (which are optional anyway) as it costs a lot more to post the medals overseas, but hopefully we will be including medals for non-UK runners soon. πŸ™‚

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