Posted on March 13, 2017

Fitness Update // 3 runs in a week?!?

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Who even am I? I did 3 whole runs plus a workout at the gym! The half marathon training is well underway and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve felt a bit in a rut over the past couple of months but I feel like I’ve pushed past that.

Monday: 5 mile run.

As per plan, I need to add a mile each week. By the end of March, I need to be up to 8 miles. I went for a 5 mile run on Monday and it was hard, but I did it. 11:43 per mile.

Tuesday: 3 mile run.

I went for a quick run before work on Tuesday morning. Although it wasn’t my fastest time, I ran it 1 min 30 sec faster than the pervious week. That’s knocking 30 second off each mile. My pace was 11:13 per mile.

Friday: Gym: 30 minutes.

I did 15 minutes treadmill intervals, 10 minutes no the cross trainer and 5 minutes cycling. It felt okay. The treadmill was hard as I was really pushing myself on the intervals. I do 1 minute on and 30 seconds off. I found last time I ran a half marathon doing this really helped me run faster outdoors.

Sunday: 6 mile run.

I didn’t want to do it. I felt a bit hungover after drinking almost a bottle of wine on Saturday night but I did it! I’m not sure of my pace because I didn’t have any signal to start with so my FitBit recorded my first mile as 10 hours. I ran the full 6 miles in about 1 hour 10 minutes.

The fastest I’ve ever ran a 10k is 1hr 01 mins. So I’m very far away from my pervious fitness levels but I feel glad that I am at least doing something about it. I’m hoping to get faster in time.

I feel very accomplished this week.

Next week I need to do a 7 miler on Friday.

Wish me luck!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Amy March 20, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Good on you for doing this. I need some of your motivation to rub off on me, I haven’t gymmed in 6 weeks although I did run outside last weekend. Think I should book myself into a race to inspire me.

  • Reply Rebecca March 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Good Luck with the 7 miler!

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