May was a little dull fitness-wise thanks to a chest infection, which resulted a trip to A&E in an ambulance, wiping me out of three races and a lot of training. Therefore I am ever so excited to jump back into training this month. Race season is in full swing and there are plenty of events this month that I could get my teeth into, however with Southend 1/2 Marathon only five weeks away I am going to stick to short local races in a bid to remain injury free before the big day.
I have nothing planned for the first two weeks of June so I shall just be sticking to my Women’s Running Magazine training plan and strength training. In this time my local running club Leigh-on-Sea Striders are hosting a social decathlon challenge which I am most definitely going to attend in order to keep my training fun.
Cancer Research are hosting their infamous Pretty Muddy challenge in Pitsea on the 17th of June, so just as last year my sister-in-law Emily & I will be getting involved. Our mission is always to get as muddy as possible, I remember last year at Stratford’s event we both laid in the pool of mud till another runner came along in a bid to get dirty. I am sure we will be looking to raise funds for a such a great cause so please look out for our fundraising link which i’ll be sure to add.
My biggest challenge this month is Southend’s “HARP24” relay race. I will be taking on this 24 hour challenge with my fellow Leigh-on-Sea Striders in a team of eight. The reason I picked to join such a large team is to allow myself enough recovery time. It’s not the 4 mile course I am going to find challenging its the staying awake part. I love my sleep so running at night is going to be a laugh!
What events are you taking part in this month? Please feel free to share! x