N2R W2D2&3, W3D1

Three in one again, and lessons are still being learned. W2D2 was not great as I was trying for speed, so I went back and listened to Mark Kennedy’s tips (nonetorun.com) and one of them is to keep it slow if necessary. So I stopped telling myself to speed up, to take the running at a comfortable pace, and without that pressure the last two runs have been great.  Continue reading “N2R W2D2&3, W3D1”

N2R W1D2, W1D3, W2D1

So here we go, three posts in one on the graduation day to week 2. Right now we are running at home. The advantage is getting the feel of the same track which hopefully makes it easier to register some progress. We are lucky enough to live out in the countryside and we can run from the front door. And with the lovely late autumn weather here in Brandenburg, the colours are an added bonus. Continue reading “N2R W1D2, W1D3, W2D1”

N2R W1D1

So today is week 1 day 1 of the none-to-run, courtesy of a nice American chap called Mark Kennedy who even emails once you sign up (it’s free). Just when I thought the internet was all anonymous. And I am drinking my reward cup of tea which is my new running drug of choice, because did the magnesium help?

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C25K becomes nonetorun (N2R)

I successfully completed the first two weeks of the C25K, but the third week was looking too hard as it doubles the amount of running from week two. And I was at the end of my capacity – clearly not ready to double it – and suffering with shinsplints. Despite having the kit, the time and the motivation, it started to look like I was setting myself up to fail. So the question was: is the C25K the right thing for me?

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C25K W2D3

Good news and bad news. On the one hand, week 2 is successfully completed. On the other, it got completed on a second attempt as I crashed out of the first (jog three only) with some bad leg pain. I have no idea what the cause is but I am necking the magnesium drinks in case it’s some kind of cramp. The good news is that the pain only kicked in after jog 5 of 6 this time.

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C25K W2D2

C25K W2D2
Ok, so the lesson learned today is: it’s hard running with a hangover. It was our wedding anniversary the day before the run (October 1st) and I had one glass of the exceptionally delicious local red too many, because it’s rude not to when you are in a wine-producing area. But we were in a pool the day before and I worked on stretching the leg muscles that have been giving me some pain, so I figured I had done my prep and we would do it anyway.

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