My running week (Y2-25)

I ended last week with a resolution to knuckle down to half marathon training and here I am one week later telling you that I certainly did more running this week.

Last Sunday’s gentle run at Delamere Forest was ok in terms of ongoing pain, and I was certainly ok to go to track on Monday evening.  Track was tough but, apart from a brief pause after going over on my ankle (thanks to a hidden dip), I completed the whole session – and covered almost 5 miles.  Tuesday morning and my legs were feeling it!  Both calves were tight but, you know, I’d worked hard so that’s expected.  I walked Jess and thing’s weren’t too bad.

Thursday evening and my son and I headed off to Woolston Park, Warrington for our first 10k race of the year and to celebrate the end of his exams.  It was a cool (for June) evening with a few light showers, a lovely evening for a run.  The race was two and a half laps in and around the park, it was a nice setting and the marshals were very supportive.  I struggled with the distance, but with numerous little walk breaks I finished in 01:05:19 which was just faster than my 10k time trial a couple of weeks ago (by 26 seconds), so an improvement!  My son was awesome, this was his first 10k race and he ran the whole distance finishing in a fabulous 51:59. . . my boy just gets better and better, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.

Saturday – parkrun day – and I had volunteered to tail walk as I knew I wouldn’t want to run so soon after the 10k.  I was pleased that my tail walking duty was very gentle pace as since the race my right hip has been painful again.  I just hope this is a transient thing and not symptomatic of something serious.

Sunday morning and the pain in my hip had eased so shortly after 7.30am I headed out for a gentle 4-ish miles, my main intention was to run all the way.  It was a lovely morning, not too hot, not too sunny, not too windy, and I did it!  I ran the whole 4.4 miles in 48 minutes, which as it happens is one-third of a half marathon. . .  pro rata that gives me a half marathon time of two and a half hours (assuming I’ll be able to maintain a similar pace)

  • no. of runs: 4
  • total distance: 18.7 miles
  • longest non-stop run: 4.4 miles
  • pace: 10:56 min/mile

Have a great week,
K x

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Comments

6 comments on “My running week (Y2-25)”
  1. Invisibly Me says:

    Crikey, you have been busy with the running and volunteering, too. Congrats on finishing Woolston Park beating your earlier time, and to your son for doing his first 10k! I love how you say a “gentle” 4 mile run 😂 To me, a gentle run is once around the kitchen!
    xx

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    1. Karen says:

      Lol gentle meaning slow! 😁 I forgot to mention I was marshal for a club race on Wednesday evening too.
      My son is just awesome 💕

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    1. Karen says:

      Thank you, it’s tough but I’m getting there slowly!

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  2. 🙂 Keep running, Karen.

    And, do enjoy the rest of your day, my friend!

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    1. Karen says:

      Thank you, you too 🙂

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