Time To Regroup

Now that the South Coast Challenge is out of the way, I figured it’s time to regroup and think about what I really want to get from running.

While I have, for the most part, enjoyed the challenge of longer races, I really miss that feeling of being able to run continuously without walk breaks – working to improve pace and gain a PB rather than constantly struggling to up the distance. So, I have come to a decision.

For the next few months my focus is going to be on achieving that illusive sub-30 5K. I’ve come close a few times and know that, with the right type of training, it is achievable. I just need to focus, get a training plan in place, and stick to it.

Before coming up with a realistic training plan, however, I need to see where I’m at. Although I have been running on the treadmill a fair bit recently, it has been a while since I’ve run a continuous 5K outside. So, the first step will be to have a bit of a test run this weekend and then from Monday the training begins.

I can’t wait!

How’s your training going? What are you working towards with your running? Are you aiming for a PB or trying to up your distance? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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10 thoughts on “Time To Regroup”

  1. That’s a great plan Kirstin!! I’ve been managing a huge project at work that’s taken my focus off running (or I’ve allowed it to!). Its wrapping up here in the next couple of weeks and I want to get back into a routine of running…for pleasure, not for any specific distance or speed. That will be my plan and I’ll be watching you as you progress with yours. πŸ˜€

    1. I like your plan Sharon! Running for fun is the best! I hope you’re doing well and look forward to reading all about your pleasure running. Don’t work too hard. πŸ™‚ x

  2. I’m having a bit of a blip at the moment having been overseas somewhere ludicrously hot for six months, and therefore not having any races to work towards and being unable to train as I normally do. It’s been quite strange but I’m looking forward to getting home and finding a new goal. If I get into the London Marathon ballot it’ll be that, if not I’ll find something else. For now, I’ve signed up for a little half marathon to get me back into the swing of it πŸ™‚

      1. Kingston-upon-Thames. Apparently it’s nice and flat, and my best friend lives there so I’m hoping he can put me up for a night… :s

  3. Its good to have a plan i hear Kirsten… *lol* i don’t make plans but thats how i am enjoying my run at the moment… but if you have set a goal and if a plan is what it takes for you to achieve that goal… what better place to start than where you are now? You have found your ‘mojo’ again, its strong and WOW you have done a REALLY amazing long race!!! GO YOU! keep us posted! You will do it… keep inspiring sweetpea! xxx

    1. Ha ha! Thanks CeeJay! Making plans is the easy part; it’s sticking to them that I have trouble with. πŸ˜‰
      Good to hear you’re having fun with your running too. πŸ™‚ xx

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