I might be enjoying running… urghh

There is soooo much contradictory advice about running and recovery on the internet. Well, that’s probably true about every subject on the internet, but I would like to know what the best method is for training. For example, one expert says it’s completely pointless to do any runs that are below your target speed as they don’t get you anywhere. He says therefore that your weekly long run is a crazy idea if you do it too slowly. Of course, many others say that the long run is vital for building up your endurance.

The other key area for contradiction is how much training. Sure the more training you do the more likely you are to injure yourself. But if you don’t do a lot of training how do you get really good at something?

By the way, my ‘long’ runs at the moment are 7miles and the one I did today (click on the link to play it back) went really well, managed an average pace of 9mins 40 per mile! However what is completely scary… is… that I actually looked forward to the run! Me! I hate running, how on earth did I look forward to it?!!?!? Fingers crossed that I fall in the canal soon and get bitten by a swan to hopefully bring me back to me senses. Ooooh and I’m down to a size 32 waist!

Am nearly at my sponsorship target!…