Back To Continuous Running

Circle HopUsually on a Saturday morning I’m pretty keen to get out the door and get my run in, but this morning I just wasn’t feeling it. However, as Saturday is now VRUK Blog Hop Day, I decided to spend the day getting my head together and eating well so that I could run this evening and get a blog post in for this week’s blog hop. And I was so glad that I did.

It has taken me a while to get back into a regular running routine and to be able to run without taking walk breaks, but this evening I managed to run my first non-stopΒ 5K in months! It wasn’t particularly fast and I’m still a long way from my Sub 30 5K goal, but that didn’t matter. The important thing was to get the distance in.

Once I had completed the 5K, I was still feeling pretty good so I decided to continue back to my starting point, which would take me up to a bit over 6K. Of course, I had to take a short walk break to get that far, but I still did it and it felt really good.

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As far as run-walk-run is concerned, I’m still going to use the 3:1 ratio for my long Sunday runs as part of my marathon training, but in between I’m hoping to gradually build up my continuous running in the hope that I might be able to run the distance for February’s half-marathon.

I’m also thinking of taking part in the Virtual Jeff Galloway 3.1 in December. According to my training plan, I should be able to complete a half-marathon run-walk-run by the end of the year, so it would be a good benchmark to start from as well as a great opportunity to earn some bling!

How’s your training going? What do you think of run-walk-run? Have you taken part in any virtual races recently? Please share your thoughts in the comments and pop over to Virtual Running UK if you fancy signing up for a weekly running blog hop.

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8 responses to “Back To Continuous Running”

  1. fisefton says :

    Way to go on the continuous 5k run. I don’t think I’ve done a continuous 5k since August when I did a parkrun without my son. All my other 5k, or longer runs are with him.

    • theblogrunner says :

      Thanks Fiona. It did feel good to be able to do that, but I don’t really mind walk breaks too much these days. I think it’s great that you and your son run together. The way you two are going, I’ll bet it won’t be long before he has you running non-stop. πŸ™‚

  2. diawalker says :

    Well done on going past your goal. I’m thinking of doing the Galloway virtual 5K as well! Good luck I’m sure you’ll do great!

  3. Lisa says :

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I have a mixed relationship with run-walks– if I set out, telling myself that that’s what I’m going to do, I never put enough effort in to really continue developing my running! I’ve instead developed a strategy where I aim to do as much of the run as I can, and when I stop for my first walk, I turn off my watch- the rest doesn’t count. This works to get me to run more on the first time because I hate the feeling that some of the effort I’ve put in isn’t being recorded or measured…

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    Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
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