I ditched the Ease into 5k app because it was pushing me too far too fast. So, I devised a plan of my own similar to what I used to do a few years ago - running with walk breaks and I'm following that, making very small increments of increased running time as the weeks go by. I put it on Walkmeter on my phone which I've used for quite a while anyway. I didn't know I could devise my own plans on it until I really looked.
I'm also trying to use the Chi Running form and as I'm getting used to it and using my own plan I really feel like I'm making progress. The stiffness I was getting in my calves is much reduced and I only begin to feel it a bit after about 3k but thanks to Chi Running form focusses I can adjust my running to ease the stiffness. And shin splints are very much 'of the past' now. Yippee!!
It's taking me longer than I'd anticipated to really get back into things, but patience is a virtue they say and I'm sure it will be rewarded. It only takes a few metres of over doing it and I'm back to square one. I think I've learned my lesson. Pity it's been the hard way!
Welcome to my blog and coaching website. The blog posts are mostly about my runs and my 'Life Lessons from Running'. You'll find too notes of things and people that give me inspiration. There's so much to be learned of life, a huge abundance of learning about oneself and the world; and life offers so much for the picking. I hope you find something here to inspire you; and I'm here to help you, as you'll find in the coaching pages. If you'd like to get in touch. Feel free!
'If you wish to drown, do not torture yourself with shallow water' (Bulgarian Proverb)
'The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation' (Thoreau)
'To live according to (my) rational nature and not like a stray dog' (Thomas Merton - The Seven Storey Mountain)
'Take a look at life as it is lived and see for yourself that the world only moves for you when you act'. (Werner Erhard)
'You'll never know how far you can go unless you are willing to go too far' (Steve Chandler - Fearless)