I’ve been doing a bit of thinking about how I can make an active effort to improve my running and looking back at what I was doing when I was a bit fitter (which really wasn’t that long ago). When Gymshark emailed about doing #gymshark66 it felt like great timing. The premise is that it take 66 days to form a habit, or in other words change your life.
I already run but the one thing in rubbish at doing is strength training even though I know it will help me improve. It’s something I used to do about a year ago but it’s just kind of dwindled and so has my pace.
So, my pledge is to make sure I include at least one, if not two, strength sessions a week on top of my running.
I started yesterday with a legs session.
Here’s the joy that accompanied my session 🙈. Not quite the atmosphere of being in a gym!
Next week I’m going to do a time trial 5k and then I’ll do different running sessions each week for the next three weeks and then a time trial at the half way point and at the end to see what difference the strength training has made.
I’ll keep you updated.