I finally got round to starting my running training for the running events which Adam, and I, want to do this year. We are both doing parkrun and I am doing an extra run, or two, during the week. I went on to myasics.co.uk and created a running plan for the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon at the end of September based on never having run before. I chose this option as Adam and I didn’t run at all for near enough 3 months and Adam finds time very tight after college to go out running. Also, our 10K events aren’t until July so we’ll increase his running after half term and increase it again when he finishes college at the end of June. Anyway, because I chose the option of starting from scratch, the first few weeks of runs are 1-2 miles at 16 minute mile pace which is what he does to walk to college.
At the moment, as well as the half marathon, we are only planning to run a couple of 10K events. York 10K on 7th August – I’ve done every York 10K since they started in 2009 so I can’t miss it. The Great Yorkshire Run is moving from Sheffield at the end of September to Harrogate on 24th July so we are looking at maybe doing that one too. Adam is also wanting to enter the R U Taking the P? run on Father’s Day. As his dad won’t be here that weekend, he’ll be running it himself – his first official solo event – as it is a men only event. I may enter on of the Race for Life events the following week but I haven’t decided yet. If the York 10 Mile returns with the Yorkshire Marathon, we will also run that too as we really enjoyed it last year.
We went to parkrun yesterday and it was great. The puddles had cleared so no soggy feet this week. It was cold and windy though, but the sun was shining so that made it bearable 😉 I increased our running intervals to 90s with a 60s walk break and we managed it very well. Adam was still talking to me all the way around so I know he’s doing OK. With about 350m to go, Adam decided to he was going to make a run for the finish line. He knows that if he wants to beat me and not have me catch him on the line, as I did last week, he has to make a long run for home. I think he must have overtaken about 8 or 9 people in that last 350m, I overtook 4, to finish in 35:07. I finished in 35:26, over a minute and a half faster than last week and Adam was almost 2 minutes faster. Think it’ll be back to 2 minute run intervals next week 🙂