Hello! I just remembered I have this blog thingy, thought I’d type some stuff into it.
After a couple of years of crappy training caused by some little niggly injuries I’ve decided it’s time to do something about it. So I’ve started doing the whole new year resolution thing this year, the main one being to do more running (and more strength work in order to stay injury free). I went for a run with a few guys on the 1st and my mate Al was saying he was considering doing the ‘January Challenge’ of running every day in January, so I said I’d consider it. That evening I thought ‘why not?’ and decided to go for it. I have one rule, each run needs to be at least 25mins or 5km as a minimum whichever comes first. Nearly had a problem on the 3rd because of the horrible wind but by the time I was running home from work it had died down. Yesterday was tough because I didn’t have an easy journey I could replace with a run and Tara and I were busy all day, but I managed to get out at 10pm for 35mins! It’s been going really well though and I’m pleased to have reached half way.
My Attackpoint Log (which is a training logging site tailored towards orienteers) is where I log all my sporting activity. Only half way through the month I have almost done more training than any other month since 2009. I am obviously conscious about over training but am trying to stay well within my limits at the moment with an aim to step up the mileage a bit in February, especially as I’ll have got over the worst of my current niggles by then!
As well as doing well in a few of the big Orienteering events this year I have plans to run some PBs in 5k, 10k and half marathon, we’ll see how that goes…
Onwards and upwards