So, that thing I said about liking a bit of drizzle on run days? Perhaps I should have mentioned that it doesn’t count if it’s blowing a gale, which is pretty much what it was doing yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, a I quite like a good strong breeze, but when I find myself jogging on the spot in a headwind, I know there’s not much point.
Needless to say, yesterday’s run was postponed but, since I’m determined to get back into a regular routine again, I went out today instead. In the sunshine! I know, but I need to stop making excuses and just get on with it.
Fortunately it wasn’t too warm when I headed down to the seafront this evening and the breeze was nice and cool so I was happy enough to have a go at a slow 3K. I wasn’t sure if I could manage without a walk break but, determined to drop the ratios, I left my GymBoss at home so that I wouldn’t be tempted to go back to run/walk for this session at least.
As it turned out, it wasn’t too bad. I managed to run the first 2K without any problems. My leg felt fine and the new shoes felt really good – a bit warmer than the old ones, but the cushioning felt great.
Still, after 2K I did take a short walk break as I was feeling a bit more out of breath than I would have liked, plus I really needed some water – I seem to have forgotten how to run and drink at the same time without choking myself!
After the walk break and a bit of water, I felt a lot better and plodded on to finish the 3K in 20:19 – not terribly fast, I know, but not terribly terrible either. Besides, the main objective for this week is to start running regularly again, so it’s a step in the right direction.
My plan for the rest of the week is to do another 3K on Friday and either parkrun on Saturday or a 5K on Sunday using run/walk ratios to get the distance in. I can’t wait!
How’s your training going? How do you get back into a regular routine again after a break? Please share your thought in the comments.