Well, today should have been my 3rd Newport Marathon instead i’ve been practicing the marathon to couch plan and I’ve not left the house for 27 days!
I will get my medal, not quite legit but they did a virtual option and said you can do it over more than one run, since lots were concerned about the effect of the immune system and long distance running, so my last two long runs of 23 miles at the end of Feb and 22 miles two weeks later, have made my marathon! I do aim to get back into training as soon as I can since i’ve I will still have Race to the Stones to complete next year.
So what am I doing, I’ve looked at my BMR and basically if I sit on the couch all day and do hardly any steps, I’m only allowed 1200 calories per day, so currently taking part in Joe Wicks morning PE, I then top this up with a walking workout so easy on the knees. One day I did a 5 mile walk on the spot … my poor shins are starting to suffer. I did sneak out to the cul de sac to do a 5k on Saturday, however the GPS struggles in such as small circle and told me that it took 16 mins for 1st mile, so I went a bit further into street to complete miles 2 & 3 which I did at 13 min mile, not bad when I’ve not run for 5 weeks. I have a spin bike on order to mix up my training, I can do some spin to take the strain off my shins some days and also once a week do a long slow circle so I keep my heart rate elevated for 2-3 hours, that will hopefully help when I get back to running . My Vo2 max has dropped from 39.9 to 38.2!