However, I've recognised that what lots of people say is probably right...you can't just run. Well, obviously you can, and that's great, but to be the best I can be (and reduce the chance of injury) means losing the extra weight I'm carrying, working with some weights and getting in a bit of cross training - the cardio workout I get through my running isn't enough. Now don't get me wrong, I'll never run on a treadmill (because I hate that more than anything) and I'm not planning on reducing my mileage, but I am planning on supplementing my training and to this end, this weekend I rejoined the local LA Fitness, which has recently had a massive refurbishment and is a far cry from the paint-peeling, mould growing in the showers, AC doesn't work type of place that it was before!
What I'm planning is to go swimming one morning a week, and having a gym workout another morning - so I'm not aiming too high, but hopefully that will be enough to make a difference when I combine it with running 3, 4 or 5 days a week. My first session back in the gym is tomorrow morning so I'll be getting up early, joining @6amCLUB and going for a workout!
[Just to update - I made it to the gym on Tuesday, although didn't manage to get up early so went after work. I exercised really hard, I put in loads of effort. I had to stop while I was on the bike as I thought I was going to pass out. Then I ran home. I'm going back this Tuesday and am very glad I joined!]