Post 10k Laziness

I have hardly done anything to help my Great North Run training this week. If fact, I think I’ve sent it backwards a bit. This is what I’ve done (and not done) since last weekend.


My train got me into New Pudsey a little after 6pm on the day of the 10k run. Sarah collected me from the station (bless her) and we went to McDonalds for tea. Had an early night as was tired from the run. Also, my head hurt a bit.


For my dinner I had left over chinese food that was in the fridge. I had the day off and Sarah was at work so I played on my PS3 for most of the day. In the evening I had a couple of beers. No exercise.


Family birthday party so loads of family and friends were round. I drank a bit too much. Also, I ate too much. No exercise.


Bit hungover. Went to the cafe for lunch (had a full english) and a full fat coke. In the afternoon I went to the cinema with Steven to see Batman (brilliant!) and ate a full tray of Nachos. With Salsa. And a large coke. (Coke was seperate, didn’t mean that I dipped my Nachos in or anything.) No exercise.


First day back at work, snacked a bit most of the day on crisps. Had a healthy lunch of steamed veg, but I don’t think it quite cancelled out the crisps. (Or the Twix.) No exercise.


McDonalds breakfast before work because we had a bit of spare time. Also, Andy at work said that he fancied chicken burger and chips from the Take Away up the road. I joined in because I hadn’t had one for ages. It was lovely.

I got home and decided that I’d slacked off a bit in my training so needed to go out for a run. I mapped out a route that would be a few laps of the neighbourhood and would be about 3.5 miles in distance. A mile into the route I was knackered (couldn’t think why!) and so cut it down to 1.7 mile. Didn’t feel brilliant.


Walk to work (2 miles.)

Tuna Salad for lunch.

No junk food.

Back on track.

8 thoughts on “Post 10k Laziness

  1. I do that after every race, it seems. I took a full week off (not intentionally, it just, well, happened) after my race last weekend. Somehow I feel like I “deserve” some rest time, when in reality I should be looking ahead to the next race. So I guess I have no advice but I’m right there with ya!

  2. Getting back on track is tough. I tapered quite a bit for my most recent race and I let my eating spiral a bit when doing so. I just started really biking this summer and have found it pretty helpful for when I’m not running.

  3. I use a stationary cycle all the time. It has not killed my running. I find it much easier than running…and so on rest days, or days where I am not running, it’s easy to hop on and cycle a few miles (far better than getting no exercise). But I think its the multiple visits to Take Away and McD’s that are getting you. I’m about to start one month without Sugar…we’ll see if I make it one hour! Glad you feel back on track!

    • Yeah, the junk food doesn’t help at all! I might look into a bike after the half marathon in sept. Then I might start riding to work. (and walking it home, it’s all uphill!)

  4. I was just the same after the Leeds 10k I tried running about 1 week later and couldn’t even manage half a mile. Kept off the junk food though and even bought a rowing machine to help build up the strength in my legs and upper body plus It’s great for building up stamina. Keep at it m8 it will get easier one day.

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