My running week (Y2-23)

Hooray!  This week has seen an increase in number of runs, although as I’ve still been walking Jess (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) my legs aren’t up to doing any longer runs.

On Monday I was up and ready to go before 9am when my mobile rang and I had to collect my son from school as he wasn’t well.  Determined not to let this stop me achieving a run, I eventually went out at 7.30pm and did almost 4 miles.

Wednesday was apparently Global Running Day so I went out with an intention of knocking out a steady 10k, but my tired legs had other plans so I stopped at 5k (3 miles).

And Saturday was, of course, parkrun day.  With my son being in school for his last weekend revision session, the venue was mine to choose.  Should I go somewhere new?  Or try to improve on my YTD time at a local course?  In the end I based my decision on the weather forecast which was for rain all morning, and planned for the relatively sheltered forest run of Delamere.  However, on Friday I managed to sprain/strain my wrist in a ridiculous way – emptying the veg scraps into the composting bin – and was in quite a lot of pain with it.  So when Saturday morning came with its torrential rain, the last thing I wanted to chance was that I might slip at parkrun and land on my already sore wrist.  Sunday, however, was dry and sunny so I went out and managed a reasonable 6k.

Stats for the week

  • no. of Jess walks: 3
  • total Jess distance: 12.3 miles
  • no. of runs: 3
  • total run distance: 10.8 miles

As mentioned in my post Time to train, it is just 14 weeks until my first half marathon.  Of course, my first half marathon should have been Chester last month but through injury I had to cancel the Chester Triple and switch my fundraising (link below) for Myeloma UK (in memory of my dad) to the English Half Marathon in September.  I have natuarally already signed up for the first two races of the Chester triple for 2020 so am hoping that I manage to see out 2019 relatively injury free. . .

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chestertriple2019

Have a great week guys!
K x

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