Training Complete

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A short 10 minute jaunt after paying a visit to Mitre 10 later, and I’ve completed my training plan for the 10km run that sets off tomorrow morning. Since November 17, I’ve run a total of 122.98km. That’s almost 3 marathons across 4 months. Part of me can’t quite believe it. The rest of me […]

Injury

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Hi all, A quick update on the training for you. Unfortunately it’s not good news. On Thursday, in unrelated physical activity (Indoor Cricket) my back gave out and I was rendered cripple for the weekend. This comes at a bad time, with this week’s big run being scheduled for Saturday, at the length of 45minutes. […]

Longest Run

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I’m back! I’ve still been running my training runs as per the plan, just that I haven’t had the time to write about each of them. Today however, I reached a personal milestone. It really put my struggle in perspective. Today also marks my longest run to date. Ever. Well… I’ve been logging my runs […]

Sunday Run

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The rain set in for a good part of the afternoon, but seemed to clear a little after 5:30 which I took the opportunity to sneak my run in. 20minutes non stop jogging. Vicky came as well, but only walked, as she only runs if she’s being chased! The loop around I did was my […]

Training Run and Weight

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So, I’ve decided to track a few things on my way to the goal. One of them is the pace I’m running at, and making sure that it is manageable for the long distance run of 10km.  The second is my weight, which has been increasing over winter (probably keeping me far too warm!) Today […]

Second Training Run

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The first ‘back to back’ training session. Not really an issue – the hardest part was jogging at a ‘slow slow slow’ pace (according to the training plan). But I can see why that was the case, as it wasn’t about distance, but about pacing yourself after running yesterday as well, so that these can […]

Training Plan

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Having never run 10km in one shot before, I figured I’m going to need to do a bit of work to get there. Thankfully, the Mental Health Foundation have a training programme set up for the Auckland Marathon event.  So, I’ve gone through and colour coded the runs depending on the pace for each one, […]