April, 2011 Monthly Archive

Week 7 PT – I’m a Runner Now

Distance: 6.76km Time: 0:50 Pace: 7’24 kCal: 704 Heart: 130/157 RPE: 5 Type: 1x30min (2xLake)

Yahoo! Two months completed and pre-training is at an end!
With the 5k coaster run two weekend’s ago and then last week’s running,
I think I’m actually a runner now. That’s amazing!
How do I know?

Well, I actually like getting up in the morning and going for a run. I also feel good when I run and feel GREAT after my run. This morning I did 5.5k (two times around the lake) and tomorrow morning I’m looking forward to getting out and do it again.

It’s truely amazing – just to look back a few months ago and to see how I struggled with running just five minutes at a shot. Now five minutes goes by in a blink of an eye. I’m hoping that a month (or two) from now I’ll think the same thing on my long runs. After all, that 18 miler in my training looks pretty scary right now. But to think, just a few months ago, I was huffing and puffing just after two minutes. Now when running 3 miles at a shot, I can maintain a good pace and talk away… I’m looking forward to the next few months when I’ll be able to go even longer or faster!

The thing is that I’m ahead of my marathon training.
So the the next 2 weeks I’m going to run 6k runs (twice around the reservoir) 4-5 times a week.
Then come Mother’s day, I plan to run a 10k race.

I’ll keep you posted!