I was going to start this post with a bit of a moan about how training hasn't gone as I'd hoped it would go. That my head hasn't been in it and that i've not been as committed as I would've liked. But I've decided not to do that. I've decided that won't help anything. I've decided to reboot.
Over the last few weeks I've not run much. The long runs have been done, but the shorter week day runs have been skipped. I have been doing a lot of yoga. Every damn day if we're being specific, and I've been really loving it, but the increased training load (especially as I was typically doing challenging flow classes every day) has taken it's toll and now I've had to take everything easier. So it's time to start again, to find some balance, to redesign my training plan to work for me and to get me around the Royal Parks Half Marathon in one piece, while also taking off some of the pressure that had started to get to me.
So here's the plan for this week:
Monday: rest day and restorative yoga
Tuesday: 3 mile run and Hatha Yoga Escape class with WeTrain
Wednesday: 4.5 mile run and yoga at home
Friday: 8 mile run and yoga at home
Weekend: birthday weekend in Barcelona with some DIY yoga just to keep on it!
Having been a bit discombobulated over the last few weeks there's something really nice about having a plan written out like this. I love knowing what I'm doing and when, and I'm really looking forward to trying out a couple of new classes through WeTrain.
One of the real upsides of the last couple of weeks is that I've made massive headway towards my fundraising target of £400, mostly thanks to my very generous colleagues! There's £145 in the pot, which is over 35% of my goal! It's amazing, and definitely a great motivator to reboot my training and get back on track. If you'd like to support my efforts you can sponsor me here.