Week 9 Run 3 I'll look on this run as being three in one: first run following recovery from my calf injury last week; first attempt/experiment in slow pace running; and C25k "Graduation" Run! The slower pace was entirely in response to the injury: the leg felt fine to walk on, across fields and up… Continue reading Couch to 5k
I've not found the Reader facility on the WP app much good. It seems no matter what search terms I put in, I see the same blogs most of which I follow*. When I think of the times WP boasts of hosting 3 billion blogs, I wonder why new ones are elusive. I've long suspected… Continue reading Choose your interests?
Couch to 5k (supplementary report) In the last instalment of C25k posts, I told of a pain in my calf muscle towards the end of the penultimate run of the programme. It seems you can confuse a torn muscle with cramp, the significant symptomatic difference being that cramp pain doesn't last beyond a day; so… Continue reading Worth a mention…?
Week 9 Run 2 This is the penultimate run of the programme. It's the same run as Run 1 this week: 30 minutes continuous running. We kept to the same route as before. Fitting this mid-week run in proved a bit awkward. Commitments and wet weather gave us the only opportunity just before 4pm, but… Continue reading Couch to 5k
Week 9 Run 1 Well, here we are, the final week of C25k. There are three runs to be done with at least one rest day in between. Each run is to be for a continuous 30 minute duration. I think back to the first week when we were required to run for 60 seconds… Continue reading Couch to 5k
Brooks Run Happy I saw this competition promoted on Strava: record three exercises of at least ten minutes duration, three times per week for two weeks, and enter a chance to win Brooks running gear. As I use Strava to record my walks, runs and cycle trips, and as the Couch to 5k requires more… Continue reading Worth a mention…?
Week 8 Run 3 Well, here it is: the end of the penultimate week. Part of me thinks, hasn't it gone quick?, yet again, hasn't it been a journey? It's crazy that the first week, just eight weeks ago, was running in spurts of 60 seconds. It was 100% sunshine again but thankfully a lot… Continue reading Couch to 5k
In cultivating my own garden, I wonder if I should try some more flash fiction short stories. Along with my news blog, the short story blog has been neglected too. It was a bit of a flash in the pan, I know, but I did enjoy writing those. I had to be in the groove,… Continue reading Short stories
Voltaire's advice to tend to one's own garden has taken root in my mind. It occurred to me that I haven't been writing on my news blog for quite some time. The news has always been something of a sporadic interest to me. I rarely buy newspapers and if I do, it's more for the… Continue reading Cultivating One’s Own Garden
Week 8 Run 2 According to yesterday's forecast, today would be cooler than Monday and with a bit of a breeze. Like all weather forecasts for the UK, it proved unreliable in the details. The temperature is exactly the same at midday, and though there was a bit of breeze, it was a warm one… Continue reading Couch to 5k