Five weeks until race day, Its so close now I can almost smell it.
I have this month needed to work overtime this means working until 2am and they come in blocks of two or three. I have not done any this year due to my lifestyle change, and it has worked as my lifestyle and eating habits have improved greatly, The last three shifts have been hard more so mentally as I know it is messing with my training and I have been eating out of turn due to working late. Note to self: overtime is bad for my health in the long term.
So far this month I have run 10 times which is great and again work has got in the way a little bit. My hip is still aching which is uncomfortable at worst have appointment to see Doctor on Thursday to try and sort out for race, I can still train but hope I not making it any worse, it does not hurt when I run but I am aware of it.
I can now run for 10 minutes at a time which is great before that clicked in last week I was only running for Three and a bit minutes before stopping this is a major milestone in my training and something I have been striving for for months, Its great to now have a little stamina in the bank and I can work on improving that before the race.
I did a run on Monday and I/It was truly awful I had no stamina no rhythm, it felt wrong and horrible worse than just a bad day run, after checking my time I was only three a bit minutes slower than my best time three days earlier, so it was not as bad as I thought it was, I went out the next day and everything was better whilst not a P/B it was faster than Monday.
The lesson's learnt were it was just an off day every runner gets them, I still completed the run even though I was convinced it was rubbish, I was able to go back out the next day run as normal and put Mondays run into prospective and learn straight away rather than let the bad day fester. Its so great to learn things and not get depressed any more, this is all down to my slimpod its so much more than a tool to help lose weight it helps the whole lifestyle change, without it I would not be where I am today or where I will be in twenty years time.
The plan for the next five weeks is to run as much as possible I know I don't have the distance running which is a little disappointing, but not the end of the world but I will build up my stamina by doing my runs more often, I need to remember that six months ago I could not even run. Small steps and all that, I am so looking forward to race day now and still enjoying the training. (once I've finished lol)
Till next weeks blog happy injury free training, Please consider sponsoring me I am running for Diabetes UK and any amount would make a difference Just Giving webpage: http://www.justgiving.com/Darin-McCloud Just Giving text: Text SLIM65 £5 to 70070 (any amount where £5 goes)