The motivation, help and advice that I get from my running buddies during our training has helped so much with life’s hurdles. Over a 1 hour running session we bounce business ideas, chat over life’s challenges, and help guide each other’s training. Hanging onto faster runners coat tales definitely helps make you fitter, and faster. @morris_miles89 & @Caz have really made me a better athlete and person over the past few months.
With Phil my husband being in a high risk category we’ve been withdrawing ourselves from social commitments. This has meant me saying no to my beloved group run therapy sessions. I decided last week that since all races had been cancelled that it was ok to have a week of just running, and enjoying the beautiful Isle of Man country/seaside roads. I needed this to remind me of exactly why I love running. Ignoring paces, I started to just run as fast as my legs and lungs wanted.
Now with my head back in the game, my goal is to stay as healthy and fit as I can over the next couple of months. I’m going to focus on building a bit more speed into my training, and also try if possible run more miles. Although I do not want to sacrifice my health for more miles, it’s a fine balance, you need to listen to your body especially at this time.
Below is a sample of my weeks training;
- Monday – PILATES/REST
- Tuesday – Sets x4 – 200 R + 200 jog + 200R + 400 jog + 400R + 200 jog
- Wednesday – Easy Running Day
- Thursday – Easy Running Day
- Friday – 4 x 1 mile runs at T pace w 1min rest after each mile + 4 x 200R
- Saturday – Easy Running
- Sunday – Sunday Long Run
Tips for running solo
- Plan out your session/week so you know what you need to achieve
- Don’t be too hard on yourself for not hitting certain times & paces, especially if you are on the open road.
- Plan interesting routes to keep you occupied on your runs
- Do keep a long term goal as that will keep you getting up and heading out. That goal might be losing weight, or training for an event