My running week (Y2-49)

After ending last week on a high with my best Borders League result to date, I also took a moment to compare my race pace over recent races – I was interested to see whether there was any improvement, and this is what I found…

Borders progress

 

A definite improvement in pace!

This week I’ve been so busy with painting Christmas cards that my fitness plan was a little neglected.  As of yesterday I had done one run, one gym session and one swim.  Today I added my longest run since seemingly forever and did a windy 10k – the first 5k with the wind behind me and the second 5k running into the wind, and wow that was energy sapping.  I was so happy with my time of 68 minutes which is about the same as my last two 10k races – Wirral in September and Caernarfon in October – and feel that had the wind been less windy(!) I may have even achieved my best 10k time this year.

My recovery and endurance has made huge progress over the past month.  Thinking back to my races on 10th and 15th of November where afterwards my legs were most definitely suffering, and the fact that I then had to build up from a short run of just two miles… well, let’s just say I’m impressed.

YTD stats

Distance: 545 km
Time: 67.5 hours
No. of runs: 99

Next week, run 100 of the year and I’m sure to make it a good one!

Have a great week, K x

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com 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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