Day 9. Not done.
I had planned to go out for another run tonight but I have something important I need to spend my time on this evening. I’m also aware that after 8 consecutive days of running it would be wise to give my legs a rest to avoid overdoing it and minimise injury risk. I don’t want a repeat of last year’s injury problems.
I plan to continue to run consistently as I rebuild my aerobic base and fitness gradually and will be back out tomorrow. Consistent running is key and so is not getting injured.
I’ve got my running mojo back thanks to my Janathon journey so far and this is yet the start. Onwards.
Foggy four finished. Muddy trails.
One week done. 7 consecutive days of running. I can feel my fitness coming back, albeit gradually, as my heart rate based training continues. I’ve been careful not to overdo the mileage as I’ve only been back running regularly for 3 weeks but I must confess that I’m quite enjoying this. It was good to be back on the trails this morning as well. Muddy, a bit slippery, and wet but much more fun than roads.
Round and round in circles. Laps of the local roads tonight in the rain. I enjoyed that.
Hill reps. Road running can be fun.
Late run after a late dinner = minimum time done. 30 minute run. Better than nowt.
Another 5k minimum – or 3.1 miles, as I prefer miles to triathlete kilometres – done. Road running tonight. Not much of note to see. Got it done though. Onwards.
Still going. Made it a whole 2 days already. An amble through Hollybank Woods just before sunset. Muddy, twisty, fun trails. Oh, and a random festive scarecrow type thing.
So I’ve decided to have a crack at #janathon this year. The aim is to run, walk, cycle or exercise every day in January. I’m going for a minimum of 30 minutes but hoping to run for 60-90 minutes at least 3 times a week during January 2017. Let’s see how I get on. New Years Day was a good start. As I’m currently rebuilding my aerobic base and running within strict heart rate limits (130bpm maximum) I’m currently very, very slow. Guess I can only get faster!
Day 1 of 2017. Time for a short vlog post. Reckon I summed up my plans for 2017 quite well in less than a minute.
Short version: Run. Smile. Repeat.
I look shattered in the video even though I had slept for 9 hours and went to bed at 10pm on New Years Eve!