My training plan states I only need to run for 30mins today, but after running 2 5ks last Monday, I’m thinking
“sod it, might as well just do a 10k”.
So 10k I did.
It was pretty un-eventful, I read a post on breathing a few weeks ago. You know, where you breathe in for 2 strides and out for 2?
Thought, I’d give it a go!
Nope, not doing that again. Nearly fell over my feet. Damn that’s hard. I was like Bambi on ice!
Thinking about it though, yes it may help with pacing but, I figure:
The human body has worked hard to perfect it’s evolution, if mine ain’t learnt how to breathe when it needs to, I’m pretty much screwed anyway!
My body and my breathing will sort itself out.
No sun, no rain, nice breeze…perfect for a run, and…
All I could think throughout the run was:
“at least it’s not 14k and at least it ain’t Saturday yet…that 15k is going to hurt”.
I don’t know exactly why my time improved. I wasn’t aiming for it. Had the notifications on the Nike + app turned off until the end. I’m thinking it may be a result of the long runs each week and also my change in diet.
I’ve upped my calorie intake on the advice of this girls awesome fitness and health blog, it’s a great blog about her weight loss and health finding journey. This girl’s lost nearly 150lbs! So she knows what she’s talking about!
I am eating really healthy stuff, and preparing everything from scratch. I can only think that I’m giving my body the fuel it needs to: