Slow progress is better than no progress
The weeks are flying by, the little ones are back in school and our newest team member, Georgia, is well on her way to being ready for the Admiral Swansea Bay 10k, which is now just 20 days away! Here’s the latest instalment of her training blog:
I’ll admit it, trying to get 4 exercise sessions in a week alongside work and having a social life does take a fair bit of juggling, but I’m sure I’ll be thanking myself come race day (as long as I beat my current PB that is).
In the meantime, I’m so lucky to have views like this when I’m training. It really does ease the ache in my legs and burning in my lungs when the sun is shining and the tide is in.
Here’s a round-up of last week’s training:
Session 1: Tuesday
60mins Yoga Fusion
I hate to say this, but I’ve always been one of those sceptics with Yoga and who claims ‘it isn’t real exercise.’ However, this class really pushed me (and my balance) through its paces. Safe to say there was a lot of leg wobbling, and maybe a few laughs along the way. It was actually really nice to try something new and less intense than some of my other sessions.
Session 2: Wednesday
Speed Session, 7km = 38.16
Even though the sun was shining today, I would much rather have been sipping an ice-cold beer after work than donning my running trainers and stretching my already aching legs along the prom. But hey ho, I managed to get through another ‘speed session’ even if I couldn’t manage the final 10 minutes of steady pace running.
Session 3: Thursday
HIIT and weights session
Did you know 0.2km/h faster on the treadmill may not seem like anything to note, but let me tell you – moving from 15km/h to 15.2km/h is enough to make me almost fall off the back. 11 minutes of hard work was all worth it though when I managed to get through the full session with a new PB (small victories and all that).
Session 4: Saturday
10km run = 53.05
After last week’s long weekend, I knew I had to start this one right – mainly with a fully charged phone battery!! The sun was shining, the air was fresh and I was ready to take on the full distance this morning. I really pushed through the last 1km to chase down the clock and it was definitely worth it – now all I need is to repeat this on race day!
Saturday was my first full 10k run since the Wales 10k at the start of July, so this is the benchmark I’ll be working from for the next couple of weeks. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to complete at least another 2 full 10k runs before race day, as I aim for that PB.
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