Since my first blog I’ve been doing loads more running and I’m happily back up to 10K. I’ve suffered with a recurring injury called plantar fasciitis - which is a very common foot injury I’m told. So after a couple of weeks out and a strict routine of stretching, ice and sports massage I’m back on it with the realisation that I need to listen to my body and not do too much too soon.
We’ve started a lunchtime running group at work which is great. We have planned an easy run once a week and a hill / speed session once a week and I do my longer runs on Sundays. I have discovered the joy and challenge of running with other people and now the sun is shining its fab to get out of the office.
I entered my first 10K in years last weekend, the Petworth Park Discovery Run. To say it was hilly is an understatement and it was definitely a challenge but I came in just under the hour and was very pleased with myself. It was good practice to know what race day will be like and I’m really glad I did it. I feel much more confident now and was buzzing for days afterwards!
Now I’m putting together my training plan for the next few months increasing my long runs gradually each week and including some strength training.
Until next time………….
Chi Half Beginners Blog
This year the Chichester Half team are following the progress of three beginners, all with their own reasons for giving the Trundle their best shot.