Monday 1st May 17
10 miles to start May on a bank holiday. Running in Merrell Bare Access 4 and I really like them. I think that I have got the sizing just right at a half size bigger than usual.
Full of running an feeling fast. I ran up the steps under the railway with a spring in my stride. Last mile was quick but I could feel it in my hips a little.
Tuesday 2nd May 17
A barefoot mile on a glorious sunny morning. I could feel the knots working their way out of my legs. they have been stiff since the 10 miler at weekend.
Wed 3rd May 17
1.5 miles warmup in Merrells. Then 3x800m reps. 3 mins 20secs, 3 mins 32 secs and 3 mins 11secs. A bit of a breakthrough on the last one. I felt like the brakes had come off. It is all in my head. i am not used to running quickly. I am not used to the effort and think that I am going to either break myself or fall over. This one was a shackles off. Well almost. I could tell it was quicker from the outset. i hadn’t gone into it consciously. It just happened. The trick will be taking it into next time.
Thursday 4th May 17
1 mile to ease knots out of legs
Friday 5th May 17
1 more mile to ease legs off
Sunday 7th May 17
12 miles on a glorious morning. Up and over Cadshaw in the west Pennine Moors. In the winter, I dream about days like this. I really like these Merrill Bare Access 4s.
Mon 8th May 17
Right calf a little tender this morning after yesterday. It had raised itself very early and then I sort of managed it through the 12 miles. Still there today
Tuesday 9th May 17
4 miles around the Entwitle and concessionally path in Altras. I really like them. Calf niggled early on. I feel like I need a few days running just barefoot miles to sort this out.
Wed 10th May 17
A barefoot mile. the weather is glorious. Felt like my right calf was being helped but it is a bit tender. Need to barefoot for a bit. Maybe build back up to a 5 mile barefoot run at this time of year.
Thursday 11th May 17
Calf still little tender so a barefoot mile this morning. It feels like it is helping. The discomfort moved around a bit and i can feel the whole area lining itself back up and beginning to stretch out and work properly in a gentle pitter patter. I wouldn’t want to go any faster.