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A day late

I’ve been away to my parents for the Bank Holiday weekend.  They live somewhere that has more hills than round here, hills that are either steeper or longer or both.  So, it took me a little while to plot out a route long enough (2 – 2.5 miles) that didn’t involve climbing gear (I jest, a little).

After that feat of logistics I got togged up yesterday morning to see how it would go in real life.  Not too bad.  Anything too big for me, being a relative newbie, I walked up/down.  Everything else I gave a go.  2.45 miles in 33:32.  Not bad considering.

Then an hour later, because I am a lunatic at heart, I went on a 3.5 mile walk with hubby.

I slept well last night.  Can’t think why.  😉

Oh my!

I went for a shuffle round the neighbourhood this morning, choosing to ditch the fixed “run x/walk y, repeat z times” schedule for a “run and walk as required until had enough” schedule.  Without trying I got my best average mph over 2 miles – 4.67!  Still postively sedentary as running goes but to me it’s as good as an Olympic gold medal.  The longest run stint was 0.3 miles and I managed to repeat that here and there.  Again, not exactly setting the running world alight but enough to give me a smile.

I think I will stick to the more relaxed run/walk sessions, rather than the fixed.  Why?  After doing some thinking I realised that when I do the fixed stuff I tend to get running-related injuries.  When I do the relaxed stuff I don’t get anything like as many (though the score’s about even on injuries preventing running due to non-running related ones).  So I’m going to listen to my body more and follow its lead.