May 19th – 5 miles with intervals

Was unsure what to run today but Mum was doing 5 miles with intervals so I joined her. Her interval speed is less than mine so even though I did intervals yesterday it wasn’t too intensive. Was glad of the distance though – I think in future I am going to have to start increasing the length of my medium runs.

Wednesday 17th May – 8 miles (Long run) – 1:15:08

Finally managed to get around to squeezing in a long run. Was mentally intimidated at the thought but felt ok as soon as I set off. The first half was on road to Aberford and the second half was back along very pleasant country paths. Wasn’t pushing too hard and ended up with a 9’23” pace, but that’s fine. Felt good overall and very happy when complete.

Sunday 14th May – 4 miles

I was going to rest on Sunday but was encouraged by friends to head out. We went and did a circuit of St Aiden’s nature reserve which turned out to be around 4 miles. Pace was very leisurely and we were chatting all the way around. Concluded with a coffee at the Rivers Meet cafe in Methley. Would recommend.

Thurs 11th May – 5 miles

Had a mini weigh-in yesterday and found that I had lost mass on my week off down to 81.8kg. This inspired me to continue to increase my mileage as I rehabilitate so moved up to 5 miles today. The weather was hot (set out at about midday) and the route included a significant hill so the going was tough but didn’t feel like too much of a slog. Ended up averaging around 8:30 min/miles. Felt drained for rest of day.

Weds 10th May – 4 miles

I had only planned on running 3 today as part of my ramp up back into training after illness. However, the weather was beautiful and I felt inspired so decided to do 4 instead. Took it easy, doing around 8’30” min/mile pace but felt good and energised. Good stretching before and after to prevent injury after the week off.