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 thoughts on “Back To Continuous Running”

  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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…

  3. Howdy would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m havijg a tough time
    deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is becaus your design and style seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something competely unique.
    P.S My apologies for being off-topic butt I had to ask!

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