Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


A Bit Of A Let-down

by Russell Turner - 17:03 on 12 October 2017

For a brief moment I thought I was a running god. My Garmin showed that I’d run (and walked) four miles in 30 minutes at a pace just short of eight minutes per mile. Then I realised I’d set it to show kilometres.

I blame the early start. The forecast was for rain this afternoon (which never came) so for the first time I performed my training run in the morning, shortly after filling up on Matchgirl’s Shredded Wheat and a banana. She swears by it.

The VMLM plan asked for 1min run and 1min walk x10 but I went for the Runner’s World schedule of 2mins run and 4mins walk x5 and impressed myself by completing four of the running sections. The last one (and the walk) I split in half. My recorded distance was 2.61 miles, and on top of that was half a mile to my start point and around another half mile to complete the loop, so I’d more than covered a 5K. Progress is being made.

RW asks for the same again on Sunday; VMLM prefers 2+3 x5. I’ll decide when I see how my legs feel, as there’s a definite ache at the moment. At least it proves I’m pushing myself. In the meantime I’ll begin the 30 Day Challenge, which I signed up for at the behest of Matchgirl, and which should turn me into a supple running star. I’ll begin tomorrow, when my legs have recovered.

I also signed up for the optional 30DC Facebook group and learned that I’m not the only lucky-first-time non-runner whose sights are set on the London Marathon. It’s good to know there are a few others daft as me out there.

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