Updated: Nov 8
Woohoo! A week off work! We're off to the Cotswolds for dog walks, pub lunches and sleep. Lots of sleep. I'm afraid this entry is a bit bare - I feel like I haven't managed to do much except work, eat, sleep and the occasional bit of running.
My last entry was on the Friday of a week off running. I was really hoping to come back fresh and motivated. Instead, I have felt pretty tired and my left hip is also a bit niggly and uncomfortable. Hoping some time off work and 8 hours+ every night of sleep this week will put it right.
Tired and unmotivated. That's what I wrote in my training diary. I had the option to run today but didn't.
Tired again today. Did a 30 minute run which, according to my notes, felt bad and niggly.
I had a run scheduled today and a circuits class. Didn't make either - late home from work.
50 minute run before work. I was on call overnight so had a slightly later start. Felt rusty, like I've just started running!
45 minutes easy. Niggly left glute and hamstring.
Session with Dave Vosser's group. Didn't look at my watch or use the lap counter for the reps. After a warm up we did 8 x 90 seconds followed by 8 x 80 seconds on a grass loop. I genuinely enjoy training with others so much more than on my own. The Vosser group is great.
PT with Tom Smith in the morning and then 5 miles afterwards. Really sore after my PT session but felt good to be back in the gym. I always come away feeling like I've progressed.
Run with my friend Dani. Felt a bit better today. On call this weekend so just did a loop round Winchester.
Called into work in the morning but was out by 5pm so managed some easy miles.
Took an annual leave day today. I ran to and from a PT session with Tom Smith. In the evening I did a strength and conditioning session with Andy Parkinson using bands. Felt better today generally. Late dinner with two lovely friends.
Late home from work so made it to training by the skin of my teeth. Dave Vosser's group - we did 3 x 5 mins and 3 x 2.5 mins. Minimal warm up so had a minor quad pull. Worth it to train with the group. Felt better as the session went on.
Early run before work. Feeling very tired.
Shocker of a day at work. Home too late for training. We had friends come for dinner later in the evening - laughed until my jaw hurt. Several glasses of wine made everything seem a bit rosier.
Ran with my friend Dani for 45 minutes.
Session at Farley Mount - 4 x 6.5 minutes over a very hilly course with a warm up and cool down. Tough! Felt great after.
Plod for almost 10 miles over mostly hilly trail. Listened to the 'How to Fail' podcast.
Ran early before work - just under 50 minutes. My 5.30am alarm is hard to hear but I laid my kit out with a head torch so didn't have an excuse. Out of work on time too so managed to make Andy's S&C session.
Out of work on time again. Winner! Made it to the Team Vosser session and warmed up. We did 4 x 3 mins and 2 x 5 mins. Tough session and hip a bit sore at the start but improved.
50 minute run before work with my friend Dani. A bit slow and a random, spontaneous route but good chat, as always. On call tonight.
Missed training as out of work late so today was a rest day. Also tired - 10pm finish the night before. Probably a good thing I did miss training.
PT with Tom Smith in the morning. Felt good today. Some of my drills are really improving.
Hip still niggling.
Run in afternoon with Dani - 50 minutes with 10 x 200m fast, jog recovery. We did these on a flat section - really fun although Dani kept trying to convince me we had done one more rep than we had. Sneaky!
Had my hair cut and dyed today. There is something so nice about being somewhere where the sole purpose is to sit still with a book while someone cuts your hair. Felt like a new person afterwards.
Physiotherapy appointment in the evening. Perhaps a bit disappointed. Minimal treatment and the physio seemed totally exhausted. Will endeavour to do more glute exercises.
Ran to Farley Mount and we then ran a grass loop for 0.5 miles, 3 x 1 mile and 0.5 miles off 2 minutes recovery. Team Vosser session. A good one but a toughie.