Hi all!I have 1 run left on my first introductory training plan which has seen me from zero to running 4 miles (every other day) in 9 weeks. I must say I absolutely love it and have been completely bitten by the running bug!My problem now is where to go from here? I have not quit on any of my runs so far because I have had a goal and structured plan in place. As my training plan is now very close to ending though, I really want to have a good target in place to make sure I carry on progressing.I have access to a weights bench and mountain bike so cross training is a real option. I do my weights in-between each running session at the moment and have also started to creep the odd bike ride in. Although I consider myself a reasonable cyclist, I have kept this to a minimum after getting mild calf pain (through lack of rest?).Finally, I have read lots of articles about training for my fist race but have taken the advice to not rush into competitive running and wait until I can really enjoy it. This leaves me at a bit of a loss though as to what my new target should be.Currently running an average of 8:00’s but still overweight (14.5 stone and falling! J)
Love to hear your comments!