Making big changes


There has been some big changes in my training plans and my new training platform. So first of all I will be completing all my runs on STRAVA now. SOOO if you would like to add me by searching up – Bilal Mahmood. I will actually stop posting all my runs on these weekly posts and just start talking about what is going on and how I am feeling with all the training.

Secondly, the training blocks have been updated. So I am trying to commit to 3 weeks of higher mileage and then a tapering weak to let the legs cool off. During those 3 weeks I have been looking to put in only about 45-55km a week just because races are not happening right now. So I will looking to just maintain my fitness levels hoping not to peak to early or end up with any injuries. So far for the past 3 weeks I have been following along this process. First week, I tapered down and put in about 24km. it felt really good to hit some lighter runs and just let the legs cool off.

The next week though things picked up pretty quickly and we ended up finishing up the week at 53km. I have been running everyday but the efforts have decreased so many of the runs now are me going at a moderate pace which has definitely been working. My legs are not sore the next day and I can still hit certain distances. during the 2nd week from July 13-July 19th the longest run was 12km. I was extremely proud because it was the furthest I have gone since the hip pain.

During the 3rd week we went ahead and beat that 12km run with a whomping 15km. I was so happy with it plus there was very minimal hip pain. Ended the week off at 50km with a 50km bike ride as well which was a good change of pace. In addition, I ended up finding a hidden trail that was so close to my place and it leads to such a beautiful path. I am so excited to add that into my routes. That is one thing that I love about running; you really learn about the area you live in. I never would have found so many trails if I were not running because I would never walk 8km because its just to slow for me unless I am exploring a city or going hiking.

So that is the end of my rant but there are so many things I want to talk about with you guys, but I will save it for next time. I do not want to overwhelm you guys. I hope to be posting at least once a week. I have definitely been a little bit busier with work and running everyday while trying to make sure I focus on recovery and allowing some me time at the end of the day. SO VERY SORRY for falling off a bit on the posts. I really want to share my journey.

Remember to trust the process because even though things may seem hopeless give it time and you will get there. It gets hard but have faith and be patience. I hope everyone is enjoying their runs and staying safe. Thank you so much for reading and add me up on STRAVA if you would like to see the runs I am doing and the paces I am hitting.

Stay happy, Stay healthy, Keep breathing

Published by themindfulmonk2020

I am a marathoner, a full time employee, a part time server. I enjoy running and I am also trying to live a more mindful lifestyle - it is quite the experience. I have also started streaming on Twitch. If you would like to chat with me live or follow my gameplay you can do so there :)

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