Following a family weekend away where the most tiring thing I did was splash about in the hotel pool, I again did the same tough and hilly 9mile run which was followed the next day by some 1 mile reps.....
I hate reps of any sort.
Surely I had punished myself enough, well it appeared not as the next night I found my self doing hill reps with Eden runners.
It was after doing them and I was running back home that a thought came into my head "WHY ?".
For the past 2 years I have slowly improved by...... running.
Nothing more than that, running, uphill down hill,sometimes pushing myself, sometimes not, but nothing compared to what I have been doing these last few weeks.
I never used to wear a watch but now its the first thing I look for before a run.
Now I find myself timing a recovery run!!!
I think im in danger of taking something I really enjoy too serious.
Yes I want to get faster but do I want to do it to a watch?
In the Cumbrian run this year I was looking at my watch every mile.
Last year I used to run on feel, if I got tired, slow down.
For the last 2 years my speed session has been to try and do as many races as possible
I'm doing the Derwent water 10 this weekend where 2 years ago I ran 64mins 24 secs.
It will be interesting to see if any improvements have been made.
I think im just a lazy trainer but on a more positive note Stevie A is back jogging and Stevie B is wanting to jog more then run at the moment.
|Derek, me and anth all set for the off|
|Getting congratulated by George.|
No recent photo action so threw these ones in . Before and after.