Following all the excitement of the last few weeks of trail runs and group outings, this week I’ve found it really hard to keep motivated. Maybe it’s a sign of being back at work and the stresses that brings teamed with having less free time, but I definitely had to force myself out this week.
Whilst it has felt like I had lost my mojo, when I sit here and review how things have gone, I’ve actually done pretty well! Tuesday club night was an out and back this week. I actually really like out and backs, for those who don’t know, these are routes where everyone runs the same route for 25 mins then turns round and runs the same route back. The idea being that the faster, stronger runners will run further but everyone should finish around the same time. This week, it was a struggle but I managed 5 miles which I was pretty pleased with.
I shied off speed and stamina this week – again because of lack of motivation but did make up for it with a 10k on Friday, my fastest so far!
I set an ambitious target pace of 10:30 so was over the moon at 10:36 🙂
I guess what I have taken away from this week is, don’t be so hard on yourself. Never loose site of the end goal, I run because I get a massive sense of achievement after every mile and it gives me so much joy.
This week is a jam packed running week with our clubs couch to 5k starting again this Monday which I’ll go down to help with and on Tuesday it is my one year running Birthday 🙂 I’m hoping to pull something amazing out of the bag to celebrate!
2015 mileage to date: 65.01
Miles to go to hit target: 634.99