After last Thursday’s confidence knock, I decided to take a week off from training. Even though there’s only a couple of weeks until my next 10K race and I’m still a long way from getting back up to the distance, it seemed like the best course of action. I mean, the important thing is to be able to take part in the event. It doesn’t matter if I run it all or have to walk some of it; as l long as I get to take part, right?
So, after a week of rest, recovery and good eating to build my strength back up, I headed out this evening for a nice easy ‘no pressure’ run along the seafront. The aim was to run a minimum of 5K and a maximum of 7K, nice and slowly without any pressure to go fast or far.
As it turned out, this evening’s run went much better than last week’s. Perhaps it was due to the cooler temperature or lack of people on the promenade or just the fact that I’d taken some time to rest, but I managed to complete 6.26 kilometres in 41:23.
The pace wasn’t great, but it was respectable enough for me at 6:37 per kilometre, so I’m happy with that. The main thing was to get running again and to feel good at the end of it. Job done!
I guess that means my mojo is back!