I’ve started training for the 10k run I’ve entered.
I’ve got a Nike app on my iPhone to keep track of distance and times and for a novice runner, I’ve found that it’s a good motivational tool!
On the 7th of March I ran 1 mile in 9 minutes 54 seconds. I was on a treadmill and I finished a 2.6 k run in 16 minutes 34 seconds.
I’ve done a couple of other treadmill training sessions that I’ve not tracked, but I’ve been finding the weather (snow, rain, freezing conditions) a bit of a bastard when it comes to getting up at 5.50am to get to the gym before work!
On the 18th I went out for a run with my boything. He’s a) much better and faster at running than I am (he did a 1/2 marathon in February in about 1 hour 45) and b) not very patient, so it could have all gone terribly wrong! But, we did 3.8k in 28 minutes and 38 seconds without having any arguments and I was actually grateful for him pushing me a bit!
I was in AGONY the next day. All other runs I’ve done before where slower, more stopping and did NOT make me hurt the next day! I’m putting it down to being out of practice!
On the 21st of March I ran 1k in 5 minutes 42 seconds, which according to my Nike+ app, is my quickest so far… if I can get up to a standard of 5 minutes per kilometer, I’ll be AMAZED and be extremely proud of myself!!
In addition to the fact that I did my quickest 1k, I ran 4km in 25 minutes and 45 seconds! So already, I can see an improvement! And I didn’t have boything there to
drag me along encourage me to keep going when I wanted to walk!
I’m hoping that within the next couple of weeks I can run 5k without any stops and I’ll start to actually lose some weight. All this snow and cold is causing me to still be in ‘winter’ mode… this means eating A LOT and mostly carbs and comfort food!! *bad*.
My mum announced earlier in the month that she is getting married in August *feels all gooey about the olds FINALLY tying the knot after 26 years* and she wants my sister and I to be ‘bridesmaids’. This basically means that I have to get my body in top shape by August! My sister has started doing something called ‘The 30 day shred’. It sounds like hell, but if she gets good results, I’m going to do it after she’s finished. That way, we will both be lovely, lean, beauts for Mum and Phil’s big day!
Onwards and upwards!