March Training

In summary March has been a good month.  There have certainly been some encouraging signs that my fitness is returning as I’ve slowly increased my weekly mileage and started a routine to strengthen my core.  I’ve also really enjoyed my running with a few runs ‘just for fun’.  I’m sure the warmer weather has helped my running too.  Spring is in the air and I’ve dusted off the sunglasses and short shorts!

My running has included a mixture of steady runs, tempo runs, hill work, and some interval sessions on the track – so basically a bit of everything.  I have been pleased with a few runs in particular:

1. I cruised a 15 mile long run with club mates at an average pace of 6 minutes 50 seconds per mile and generally felt like I was running on clouds.  Ok, maybe I wasn’t quite cruising at that pace, but it definitely felt good

2. A brutal 45 minute cross country hill session where I didn’t feel like I was running on clouds.  Probably because I was running through mud.  This was a really tough session of 8 hilly loops in Cofton Park.  I needed a nap after this one. Read More

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