Mixing it up

Running with someone else has given me a bit of a jolt in that since …. I’m not actually sure when …. I’ve been running in a bit of a comfort zone. It’s been a case of mileage being king, more miles the better and thats it. Time on feet is important but I’ve realised I’ve been doing most of my training in a relatively easy zone, how often am I really training “hard” I’ve slipped into the habit of slow hills and nice easy runs.Β  If I was recovering thats fine but all the time?

So a little speedwork here and there, some of the old fartlek type things have come into play plus hill sprints.Β  Speedwork I quite like, hill sprints I do not. But I think all these things easy, fast and fuck hills need to come together if I want to make the improvements to run well for the rest of the year.Β  Oh and listening to my body (before it breaks down not after)


Author: Gareth

Running coastal trails in South Wales and working on a healthier body and mind

7 thoughts on “Mixing it up”

      1. Ahhh no chance I don’t really believe in all the tech and zones and this and that. Havent run with a HR belt in over 6 months as it doesnt tell me much I dont know. As for plans they seem more restrictive than anything else. Must do this, Cant do that. Sounds like a job. Thanks but I’ll just make it all up as I go along

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      2. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ I nearly wrote that comment for you!!!!
        This winter it’s served me well staying fit and uninjured… and progress has been so good for me.
        Running is SUCH a personal thing you HAVE to go with what motivates you, keeps you moving and lights yer fire baby πŸ˜‰
        Roll on SPRING and lovely green fields… bluebells and butterflies in fields!!!!

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