Monday, January 21, 2013
Running in the snow
After a rest from running I have recently managed to reach the 5K distance again. And even better - at a pace of around or above 10 kph.
So proud was I of my achievement, that in a moment of enthusiasm I put my name down for the Wrap Up and Run, a 10K charity run in aid of AgeUK ... and I have 6 weeks to double my distance to get ready for it!
So, unperturbed by the recent snow and ice, I set off on Sunday morning for a 50 minute run. I worried that the ground was too icy, but luckily it started snowing again and the fresh snow covered any icy patches and made the ground perfect for running.
I covered 8.5K in 51 minutes, so the 10K seems suddenly attainable.
I also realised that as long as I have firm ground underfoot, I am quite good at keeping going. Tenacity is my middle name!
For anybody interested, Actionaid have some good advice on training for a race/run, including training schedules.