After finishing up my first week and feeling good, it was on and into week two.
It was a week of awful weather but I managed most of my plan. I slogged through a 5km run on the Tuesday and should have followed this up on the Wednesday but some really rough wind and rain meant I did 3 Nike Training Club workouts. This a great app and I highly recommend it (and it is free!). You can pick either 15 or 30 minute workouts and what you would like to focus on. Being the weakling I am I found it pretty hard but certainly worked up a sweat in lieu of my run.
I headed to the waterfront on the Saturday morning for my usual 4km run, which was once again interrupted by a call from my Mum! I plodded slowly knowing I had the Unitec Run & Walk event the next day at Cheltenham Beach.
A pasta dinner and an early night, my gear all ready to go… And then the thunderstorms started. Heavy rain and rumbling thunder in our little valley in the eastern bays meant I had very little sleep. I’d convinced the triathlete to run the 6km with me (I had moved down from the 12km) but we made the ‘smart’ call not drive to the North Shore in the bad weather to spend time standing and running in the rain. Instead we went for brunch at the very early time of 8am!
I did fit in the 6km by turning in the afternoon, so at least I stuck to the plan and avoided getting sick from the rain.
Thankfully no issues with my IT band at this point in time, keeping my fingers crossed and rolling a lot. I do need to pick up my core exercises but am struggling to get the motivation.
Just 10 weeks to go until the Auckland Half!