After claiming to be back ‘on it’ with the running, progress has been a little sluggish! However, after not wanting to go out for a run this evening I managed a decent interval session.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks of work – both paid stuff and volunteering. This has meant that most of my free time has been in front of the computer, writing, editing and building website content. It makes your eyes go fuzzy.
After a couple of sessions on the bike recently, some skipping and weights I knew it was time to get the running shoes back on and stop building it up as a mountain to get over in my head. I’ve also been trying really hard to eat properly again. It is so easy to just slip into bad habits, especially with late nights piling up.
Before you know it you’re a bottle of bubbles down with chocolate buttons everywhere.
As I haven’t made it to the club in months, I decided to use one of their interval sessions as a basis for my own. There is a handy section close to my house that makes a good loop. I covered about 4 miles in total but managed to really push myself.
The session was made up of:
- Warm up
- 4 x 4 min. 90s recovery.
- 3 min rest
- 4 x 2 min. 60s recovery.
- 3 min rest
- 4 x 1 min. 45s rest.
- Cool down
I’m really happy with what I managed tonight. It’s nice to see an average pace of 7 minutes – even if it is only for a minute! I’m guessing I’ll be feeling this in the morning…
Happy running – don’t forget to stretch!