Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Return of the prodigal

The return of the prodigal sod.

At last I've managed to get off my lazy, ever increasing arse. I really should have started training for the Edinburgh marathon 2 weeks ago but the weather gave me an excuse to eat more crap washed down with more cold beer.

So when I went for my first run of 2010 I could feel every extra wobbly kilo.

I have never started a training schedule from such a poor fitness base, it's going to be an interesting few months.

I went for a gentle 6 mile run on Saturday. When I say "gentle" what I actually mean is really slow. I wasn't comfortable at any stage and was worried about the amount of catching up I have to do in the coming months.

Sunday was a slightly faster but still very, very slow 5 miles and Monday I managed another 5 miler, again at an easy pace as I also had to contend with the dark night and poor visibility through fog patches - I have months of night runs to look forward to if I want to have any chance of doing Edinburgh.

I have also managed to get a 30 minute turbo training session on the bike each day since Saturday, although these have been very easy at least I'm getting the old legs spinning and the flabby arse used to the saddle.

My plan is to do another week or so of easy/gentle miles before I start into my formal training programme and also to increase the intensity of the turbo bike sessions - I really need to get a cadence monitor - I need to structure the sessions too.

I know it won't get any easier but maybe I'll get faster

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