To be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit lazy about getting back into running. I’m not a fan of running in the heat, so the lovely weather that we had been having on the south coast this week wasn’t doing much for my running mojo.
Usually when I’m following a training schedule or am in a routine, it’s not a major problem and I’ll make myself get out early before it gets too warm; but as I’m coming back after a break, it was all a bit too easy to put things off.
Luckily when I got up this morning though it was lovely and grey and drizzly, with a nice cold wind to stop me from getting too hot and bothered. So, after a quick breakfast and playing around on the internet for an hour or so, I headed off to the park for my 30 Minute Dash for this month’s Virtual Running UK Bonus Race.
I soon realised, however, that my less than sporadic training over the last month and a half has taken its toll, so I decided to use a 5:1 run/walk ratio to get me round. I usually do 3:1, but as I’m wanting to get back to running 5K without walk breaks again, I figured it would be a good idea to step things up a bit.
In the end, it was a pretty slow shuffle but it was nice to be out running again and (fingers crossed) my niggly leg doesn’t feel too bad either.
As tomorrow is a new week and a new month, I’m hoping to use this as a springboard to get back into some proper training again. A few more days of wind and rain on the forecast should help too!
How’s your training going? How does the change in weather at this time of year affect your running? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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