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Haven't run since I did the Race for Life. Need to sign up for another race I think but can't find any. What shall I do to get myself going again?
Did Race for Life on 22 July and have only run ONCE since. I obviously need a goal, and was looking for another 5K run in London around 3 months from now - I did 3 months' training for Race for Life and it seemed to work well. But there don't seem to be many winter races.
Do I pick another form of exercise over the winter (I do like the cheapness and flexibility of running, although I wouldn't call myself a natural runner), or is there something else I can use as a goal? Has to be something solid and external, not just the glow of pleasure I might theoretically get from improving my own speed or something.
My current routine is a longer run on Sundays (working back up to 5 miles at the moment), then I try to do another 2 shorter runs, 30/40 minutes and a 'bodytone' class. In reality I'm only managing one of the shorter runs and the class once a fortnight at the moment. Oddly I still seem to be maintaining the distance and speed on my long run, not sure how.
The 'bodytone' is low impact aerobics with handweights, which I need for my upper arms and stomach. If the weather is really bad I'll try to do extra classes but dh works shifts so it's not always easy. Running is so convenient isn't it?
My running mate uses the gym but I just don't get on with it. I don't work hard enough.