MemberAugust 9, 2020 at 1:28 pm
2020 has been a very strange running year. Like everyone else, my races were either cancelled or postponed. I felt a bit lost, as I am so used to working to a plan. An injury to my right knee in March really put me down in the running dumps. I could hardly walk, never mind run. I decided to alternate exercise and rest days( borrowed this idea from Richard Woodfield), and started with a very slow walk to the end of the street and back. 🚶Over the following weeks, I gradually increased to run/walk,🚶🏃🚶 then started increasing both the running🏃🏃🏃🏃🚶🏃🏃🏃🏃 and the distance. I have stuck with alternate running days, and atcually find it motivating. On run days I push myself to go a bit further, or go a bit faster, or run an extra hill, as I know the following day is a rest day.
It was a long dark running tunnel, but there was light at the end of it🌞
So, 5 months further down the line, I find myself really enjoying my running, not taking any single step forgranted, stronger in mind and body, running more miles, and 7 lbs lighter on the scales.😊 Happy bug
MemberAugust 10, 2020 at 12:12 am
Well done Dorothy – you’ve had a lot to contend with running wise and of course more widely with the coronavirus situation. I find alternate day running really does help to increase overall enjoyment. I hope you stay injury free, enjoy your running and find there enough races to help with planning and motivation.
AdministratorAugust 10, 2020 at 8:09 am
Was tough for you having the injury strike at the same time as Covid, but it seems to have worked wonders for you and your fitness and finding a new way to train that really works for you, great to see – fingers crossed you actually get some events happening soon so you can get back to racing 🙂
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