It never fails to shock the system how hard it is to get back into running after a relatively short break from it all. No mater how many years go by it always feels like I have never done this before.
Managed a 5 miler this morning a hilly one at that. Yesterday a 3 miler after work. As a reward for my efforts this morning I now have to go shopping. Deep joy.
I went for a hilly 3 miler this afternoon and had one of those wobbly moments where I nearly walked and jacked it in but managed to motivate myself to carry on with the planned mileage. When I got home I read this article by James Cracknell the former Olympic rower and adventurer. It really resonated with me.
The weather and the beautiful surroundings were the only good thing about the 4 miler i did this morning. Blue sky and cold with a touch of frost on the tracks i was plodding on. The sheep poo is usually frozen on these spring mornings which is also another positive to throw into the mix.
I need to get my fitness levels back into some sort of order.
This is the first day of training for the Glencoe Marathion. This is actually the first day of training for anything. Since I got back from Scotland I have been run down with a cold and just not up for doing any physical activity.
So the plan is not to over do it (pfft easy) but what I do want to do now that I am older and wiser is to do some proper cross training instead of just plodding out mile after mile.
Here we go.