Since I wrote about hating long runs earlier this month, most of my running has been at flat-out pace or at least one that requires a lot of effort. From running a half marathon to bashing out mile or kilometer intervals at BMF run club. I’ve also pushed myself back up to the faster group for BMF classes where they take off at a hell of a pace with my little legs screaming ‘whatever happened to the warm up?’
This Thursday, half way around my second mile repeat at run club, I turned the corner into the wind, and thought something like “this is blooming hard work” and “wouldn’t it be nice to go for a nice easy long SLOW run on a warm evening instead!”
My calves and achillies are aching and definitely telling me to ease off all the high intensity stuff and add back a few easy paced runs. I’ve also found myself adding songs to my iPod shuffle because I thought they’d be great to listen to out on a long run.
Looks like I have invented my cure. Just as well because I have entered Brighton Marathon 2014.