|Ealing's Reluctant Runner... Isn't Running|
...and here come the excuses
Apart from the fact that it's the school holidays and am busy trying to work as well as keep the kids amused, I also hate running in warm weather.
So there hasn't been much of an incentive to get my act together and train this week.
I did have another really useful session with Gareth who helped me get over my fear of breathing... yes really.
I hate the sound of my laboured breath when running and that's one of the reasons I think I give up too soon.
Gareth made me do something I NEVER do - run fast until I got out of breath - just for a short time, but enough.
He then showed me how quickly you can actually control your breathing and get yourself back on track. It can be done.
Now I was hoping to practise this but something else made me take it easy this week.
Unfortunately that familiar warm feeling in my heel has returned so I have decided not to push it and been resting and treating with ice.
I'm hoping it will be a temporary blip because I don't feel I am anywhere near ready for EHM 2015 and seriously need to get some training in.
Thanks for the motivational ideas as requested last week - I agree that it would have been sensible to have started earlier and had smaller goals (coach to 5k seems very popular) but I do tend to leave things to last minute.
This book by Christopher McDougall has been recommended - anyone read it?
Please keep emailing me your suggestions, I need lots and lots of help...once again.
12th August 2015