Running along nicely.

The last few days have been fairly busy for me…I finished my essay 12hours past the hand-in time.  It’s ok though, as that’s just a 5% deduction, so everything will work out fine.  I then had a meeting about my dissertation, so have some stuff to organise for that, but it’s going ok.  I also ended up doing a cycle with the Uni guys on Friday…it was lovely and sunny, albeit it cold.  I think this is the only region in the UK not to get snow at the moment….it has flirted with it, but not actually come to anything.  It makes me sad, because I love the snow, and especially love running in it.

The cycle worked in at 36miles, plus the 5miles I had cycled to Uni in the morning, so that was a 41mile day on the bike, and after not cycling that length for a lil while, I decided to let the legs have a day off running.

On Saturday, I decided to stretch out a little bit more, letting the body work just that little bit harder.  I ended up going sub 20mins for the first time since I started back, running 19:43.  I had thought, after feeling pretty easy running 20:00-20:30, that I would maybe run a bit quicker, but if I’m honest, I felt tired before even going out.  So it’s another good step anyway….there is still signs of progression, which is always good.

I decided to take a day off exercise today, as I hadn’t had a day of nothing since the 30th of December, so felt my body deserved a relaxing day.

I’m just watching the Snooker just now, and will be in bed sharp, ready for a good week where classes start back at uni, and I exercise some more while doing more work for reports and such.

Hope blog world is well, and everyone is fit and health, and keeping their bodies moving. 🙂


Running Late….Could Go A Latte Too!

Very quiet and uneventful day today.  I did my run late on, like 9:15pm, and decided to run easy down the first mile, and see if i could maintain the pace coming back up. Note: I don’t clock watch when running unless I’m doing efforts.  Right now, I’m using STRAVA on my phone, which is a running and cycling app which plots where you run, and compares your times over certain sections compared to other people using the STRAVA system (you can also upload from your Garmin onto it too).  So I put my phone on, put it in my pocket, and just run.  It’s good because you truly just run how you feel. 🙂

So I managed to go round the loop in 15:05, running the first mile in 7:00, and the second back up in 7:04.  Happy enough with that, and also happy that I’m starting to have no aches in the quads anymore.  Whenever I start running after a bit of time off, I always get sore quads from the impact.  Thankfully I noticed today that I had no aches, so during the next few days, I’ll start to do a few 3mile runs, and hope that the aches stay away. 🙂

Ps: That’s seven days in a row of running!  Before I know it I’ll be in double figures. 🙂

See ya tomorrow!