I haven’t done a monthly training summary for quite some time, and thought that January was a good time to start. It’s been quite a good month really, even though I had one very bad week in the middle.
- Miles: 87.14
- No of runs: 16
- Strength sessions: 7
There have been lots of early morning frosty and icy runs, a few longer off road runs on a weekend and lots and lots of road running around the village. I’m definitely missing being able to go a bit further afield and meet up with others for relaxed weekend running.
I’m aiming to do a minimum of two strength sessions each week (at the moment following Bodyfit by Amy on youtube) using the dumbbells I have at home, plus the new kettlebell I have just aquired. There was only one week that I didn’t manage two sessions, and it is a lot better than I did in December so I’m taking that as a win!
I feel it has been a really good start to the year, the only niggles being ongoing – a tight right calf (helped by a massage a few days ago – need to keep that up) and pain sometimes in my right shoulder which I’ve self diagnosed as something to do with the rotator cuff.
January has been dry – unfortunately only in the drinking sense and not the weather. I can’t say I’ve really felt any difference, but I’m sure it has done me good to have a break from wine / gin.
Hope you are managing to get out and run when you want to.