Saturday, 4 June 2011

A proper training session

It took me an hour and a half of sitting on the sofa last night, in my kit & trainers, before I finally found the motivation to go for my run.  I was so very close to not going out but I knew I had to and and so glad I eventually did.
I had a fantastic speedwork session, which to be honest was really the first time I've pushed myself properly in training and it was hard work but pretty exciting.  I did 5 miles in total, including three sessions of half a mile each at 6.56/7.06 and 7.12mins/mile.  That first session of 6.56 was amazing - it's so much more fun running fast, although I did become acutely aware of how bad my running form is! The feeling was so different to my usual runs of 9.30m/m and really felt like I was properly running - a concept I do sometimes struggle with at the slower pace.
I can't help thinking that the fact that I've never really tried running with this level of effort before means that I've wasted so many of my training runs.  But there's no point thinking about what's happened in the past, I just need to take on board the positives and make sure I commit to regular speed sessions in the future! I still can't believe that I was able to run at that sort of pace, even if it was just for half a mile before needing to recover a bit - when I think that I could barely run half a mile at a 12min/mile pace when I started, I've come a long way :D


  1. Very impressive min/mile times Naomi, well done:)

  2. Thanks Ian :) Didn't manage them for very long but it's something to work on!

    Awesome run for you today - well done! You should be really pleased :)

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