It was the middle of March and I had been advised not to leave the house for the next few months as I have a suppressed immune system. My first thought was how would I cope without my running fix each week. I NEEDED a treadmill so I looked on Amazon and to my horror everyone seemed to be buying them - they were selling out fast. I ordered one but did not relax until it arrived a few days later.
Isolation has been very hard but it has really helped following the yellow training schedule, Karen's S&C sessions, doing virtual Runs of Month and of course the FSOM.
I can virtually go anywhere in the world, and have run in the Maldives or the Paris Marathon, but would prefer to run outside on the Greenway or anywhere with the yellows on a training night.
During lockdown my running has really improved (5km time started at 31mins and I recently ran 28min 30 secs) and the virtual midweek league encouraged me to train up so I could run 6 miles in under an hour - a distance I haven’t managed to run since the end of 2018.
I can’t wait to train back at the club. Unfortunately this probably won’t be until next year. It’s so good to be part of an amazing club.