There are lots of people who have been doing lots of running as part of Janathon – a month long event encouraging people to jog, log and blog each day. I’ve been enjoying reading their adventures but I’ve been focussing on quality rather than quantity as I prepare to take on my favourite race: the Carterton 10k.
Two years ago I set my 10k PB at Carterton with 48:49, which was the icing on my fundraising cake. Last year I didn’t really train for it and was rewarded appropriately with a 50-odd minute result. Since then, my running focus has bizarrely been split and refocussed at the same time.
Since October I have been putting my LiRF qualification to good use, leading a group of beginner runners. It’s strengthened my desire to move along the UKA coaching pathway and this weekend, I have sent off my registration form for the Coach in Running Fitness course.
Helping people to find their love for running has reinvigorated my own love for running. Hence I have been training myself hard!
A longer-than-anticipated and swifter-than-expected club run on Thursday, combined with a road trip to Liverpool for a party this weekend meant I opted to switch my long, slow run for a half hour of hill work this afternoon.
Looking at my miCoach stats I’m happy with my efforts – my pace uphill was quicker than my goal race pace so hopefully the session will pay off.
As an aside, my Mum uncovered this little beauty this week:
I’ll be looking through it and sharing any pearls of wisdom (or hilarity) over the next few weeks!