First thing - This coaching programme takes no prisoners.
This is the running schedule I'm following to be prepared for our Half Marathon. I'm two weeks in, and let me tell you, when I say it's hard - it's hard, but it's challenging and pushing me in all the right ways (without it actually *doing* anything)!
I've struggled to hit a few targets, some days my Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday don't go to plan, but either way its getting me out and running with certain miles in mind, at least 3 times a week.
This week is the start of weights & strengthening afterwards (which I genuinely love anyway), plus 'tempo runs' in the mix of the normal run.
I'm excited to give it a go. I've proved a lot to myself with this programme. I ran my second ever 10k on Sunday... Who would have thought? Definitely not me.
My breathing and pacing are all improving, I'm liking the idea of a comfortable 4 miles today (again, who would have thought!?) and I love the gradual increase in miles. It's making it a challenge but achievable.
The only thing that ever gets in my way is me. My legs are strong, but my mind is stronger, and if my brain isn't in it, then neither will anything else be. So, for me it's all about finding the balance of mind & strength, and eventually I'll get there :)
This week has me doing 6k, 8k and 11k.
You can find the Coach programme -> Here!