Running blog: how was your weekend running?

Having spent two and a half weeks unable to run with a minor calf tear, I was absolutely delighted to be able to do two very slow 5k runs this weekend. Not least because the sooner I can get back to "proper" running, the sooner I can stop the epic interval sessions on the gym bike. I'm sure they are terribly good for you and all that, but I have realised quite how much I hate any form of exercise that doesn't (literally) go anywhere. Running on a treadmill? Cycling on a stationary bike? My idea of hell. Running and cycling outdoors? Brilliant.

So my January has started a bit more positively than I feared, and it has made me think about my plans for the year ahead. Perhaps we can all share our running resolutions below, whether that's your first parkrun, your first ultra marathon, improving your form, or doing (as I should really do) more cross training, core and strength work.

To kick us all off, mine are:

1. Short-term goal to get back up to full running schedule by the end of the month.
2. Run my first marathon (time goal TBC!).
3. Break the sub-40 10k by the end of the year.
4. Do a lot more core work.

Over to you …

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