My running week (Y2-7)

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I am simply rocking my recovery now!  This week I completed two runs, which I’m now referring to as training runs as my 10k looms ever closer… just three weeks away now.

Having a restful Monday was necessary because of my eye injury, but this was sufficiently better by Tuesday to hit the streets (wearing sun glasses to protect my eye from any other foreign bodies).  I completed 5k in around 46 minutes by alternating walk 600m/run 250m six times, with no problems.

Wednesday I thought I’d better do a bit of strength training at the gym as physio said to do this twice a week and I haven’t.  Thursday morning brought a few achy muscles but nothing that would stop me from completing my second training run of the week.  With everything going well I upped my run percentage again (from 29% on Tuesday to 36%), alternating 460m walk/260m run, it was a lovely morning and physically everything felt great so I extended my 5k planned route and completed 7k, again with no problems to my calf.

Friday was my weekly ‘stretch’ class, which is a mix of pilates, yoga and flexibility movements.  I count this as strength training as it involves a lot of core work, but in a very relaxing manner.

Saturday I was tailwalker at parkrun, it was a beautiful day and I really enjoyed being there.  And running buddy mini-me got a PB beating his previous by over a minute, so I’m sure he enjoyed being there too.

Just three weeks to my 10k. . . only six training runs.

I have no doubt that I’m able to complete the race but based on my times at the moment it will be very close to the 90 minute limit.  My 7k this week took one hour which extrapolates to 85 minutes, not taking into account any fatigue, or clothing issues – shoelaces etc!

Looking forward to the coming week as I step things up again and aim to reach 50% walk/run mix.
Have a great week, K x

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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