This week was tougher than I thought, I think going back to work after 2 weeks off and starting a running program with a plan to run 4 times a week was not going to be a good idea. I ended up nixing Sunday's planned 35 minute run and having a nap instead and I am still tired. One thing I have already learnt though is hydration is rather important - this became very clear after stopping at 2 people's houses to drink from their garden hose in a 35 minute period. This weeks schedule was designed to really just ease me into it I think, these little babies saw more action than they have seen in quite some time!
Monday - 35 minute run, I did 38 minutes
Tuesday - REST
Wednesday - Cross-Train: Swimming 1km took me 30 minutes
Thursday - 40 minute run, I did 42 minutes at a good pace, I would say this was my best run of the week.
Friday - REST
Saturday - 45 minute run, this ended up taking me 55 minutes and it was raining, a generally dismal run really. I did choose a rather hilly course though.
Sunday - 35 minute run, Yeah, I napped instead.
One this is already abundantly apparent, I am going to need to find me some new places to run, this week I ran 3 different tracks around our house and they were all nice enough, some more hilly than others but I can't see myself finding them nice after 4 months. I might need to take to the car to get somewhere more scenic? Also, I need to stretch, a lot! My achilles is already quite tight on my right foot and my calves are not liking running after a full day in high heels.
The swim during the work day was so refreshing! Although incredibly boring, I think I might need to switch up the cross-training and do maybe 20-30 minutes swimming then the rest on our spin bike we have at home.
In other news, I signed up for a 10km race in April in Canberra! I have also already signed up for a 6.5km run in 3 weeks, gives me some good races along the way to keep me going.