Following on from the lack of desire to get out at the end of week 3, week 4 began in much the same way. A combination of a lack of desire, the horrible heat and a couple of days of bad headaches meant that the first time I got out for the week was FridayContinue reading “Project Great North Run Week 4”
In the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown, I was scrolling through Instagram when I came across some posts promoting a series of virtual mile races. The McKirdy Mile series was put together by the guys at McKirdy Trained, one of my favourite follows on the gram. The completely free 4 part series was to takeContinue reading “McKirdy Mile Series”
Week 3 began with the news we were all expecting which was the cancellation of this years Great North Run. My entry has been rolled over to next years race. This third week of training was a bit of a down week in terms of intensity, it began well and for most of the weekContinue reading “Project Great North Run Week 3”
Week 2 of my training for the Great North Run is now complete. It’s been a bit of a challenging week as I suffered a real lack of motivation for a couple of days in the middle of the week. Run 1 of the week as an easy paced hour in the rain. The rainContinue reading “Project Great North Run Week 2”
Week 1 of Project 10K has taken place while the world seems to have gone to hell. Given all the races that have been cancelled so far in March and April because of COVID 19, I’m not holding out much hope that my 10K will actually go ahead at the end of May. Although it’sContinue reading “Project 10K Week 1”
Going into this year I have done two 10K races previously.
Well that is the end of the base building phase of my training. I think you can tell from the picture above how this final week went.
Just a quick post to update on week 7 of the base building plan. It wasn’t the best week. Given the weather and the shifts at work I wasn’t able to get out at the beginning of the week. Then at the backend of the week I was first travelling down to my parents andContinue reading “2020 Base Building Week 7”
This week was much better in terms of consistency. Also the weather this week by and large has been much more conducive to consistency. For the first run of the week I finally managed to get myself out of bed for an early morning pre work run. 25 minutes easy pace to start and finish,Continue reading “2020 Base Building Week 6”
As with week 4, this weeks schedule required some fairly major moving things around because of the weather. Next week looks as though it may require the same, we appear to be experiencing a significant period of stormy weather. Given the forecast for snow and ice, along with the gale force winds at the beginningContinue reading “2020 Base Building Week 5”