It was a gorgeous sunny day and not too cold which meant it was perfect for running. I did wear my Run Breeze running tights and my OMM smock though – it’s not that warm!
I kept the same plan as my run on New Years Eve and ran (5 min run + 2 min walk) x 3 times. I ran a bit longer at the end this time and pushed myself a little further and harder.
I didn’t feel any problem with my back since running the other day and have been keeping up with my physiotherapy.
It’s good to get back out there and to motivate myself I thought I would try a different app Zombies, Run!
The idea is you run and follow a story, trying to collect things and outrunning zombies as you go. This felt odd as I haven’t listened to music running since my half marathon training and I found the story a bit of a distraction. I was actually glad when it reverted to my running play list.
I’ve tried it (it was less than half price in the app store sale) but I won’t use it again. Nor will I use music really as I am surprised just how much I have tuned that out of my training.
On my third running section I noticed I wasn’t really listening to my body as much as I have in the past and found the noise distracting. It’s funny what you get used to isn’t it?
As you can see progress is good – it’s nothing like what I am used to recording but I am happy that things are already improving slowly.
I shall stick to using my Garmin. I have switched the beeps off as this was a minor annoyance during the Royal Parks Half Marathon (due to the thousands of Garmins beeping that day). I must say it’s nice not to be interrupted by these extra bits and pieces. I will switch them back on when I train properly again so that I can track my progress without looking at my wrist.
For now I am happy with my second run and must concentrate my efforts on planning races for 2014 (it is part of my running resolutions after all!).