The difference a day makes

Posted on: 23 May 2013

Finally some light at the end of what has been a rather bleak tunnel. Last night was by far the most enjoyable/successful run I’ve had post-injury. Whilst there is still plenty of work to do in terms of fitness, it was the first time in a while that I actually felt like I was making some renewed progress, and it’s a really good platform to work from.

Despite all your wise advice, I didn’t run without pace or distance in mind (its just not my style and I need it as a motivator to keep going sometimes), but I did plan a more controlled run. To clarify, this doesn’t mean I normally run without control, but rather I spent most of last nights run concentrating on how I was running, trying to keep better form and rhythm, incorporating my movement and breathing together better.

The result was I had a much more enjoyable run, and again it does make me want to brave a run without my headphones. I still didn’t manage my 5k as a constant run, but I did feel much happier about it, and more confident going forward. I was also very pleased with the control of my pace (if not its speed), which resulted in each kilometre split being within a 15sec tolerance. 

All be told, it was a good run, and it gives me renewed determination going forward. Hopefully within the next few weeks I will be back running my 5k, and can start looking beyond that, but for now I am satisfied.

Happy running people!


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