I set out listening to Don, Johnny Cash, Billy Brag & Wilco, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson. Who would have thought my "a little bit country" play list would work for running!
I added on 1km yesterday: after running 5.5kms for almost 2 weeks, this was my first attempt at 6.5kms outdoors. I probably could have run further, but didn't want to break anything. I'll keep at this distance for a week or so.
I'm technically starting the Up & Running training schedule (again) this week, but am modifying it as per physios recommendation & leaving out any speed work. I'll be loosely following it & am about to(?) commit to a 10km race at the end of Feb.
I'm really nervous about it, especially as I didn't make the last one I signed up for (due to daft calf injury). I was listening to a life coach briefly on 3RRR this morning, who was talking about goal setting & a little fear is as good thing, she said. It helps motivate & fear of failing pushes you to succeed.
I hope I can do it this time. As physio said, I've just got to get the kms under my belt. I'm not attempting to run fast, but to just extend the kms slowly.
Wish me luck!
Here are some pic's I took a couple of weeks ago after a run that felt particularly hard, but on reviewing, I found it was because I'd run almost 3 minutes faster than previously at that distance.
It was hard because I was running faster!
I rounded the corner to home & saw this glorious sunrise that had been at my back for the past 15 minutes. "scuse the power lines!