Running Update // Upping the Pace

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Ok, last week I ran three times rather than the planned four times, as it was raining on Thursday and by the time it had cleared up, it was time for me to go to work!

I did have lots of blogging to catch up on, though, so I still made some use of the extra hour.

My time is getting much better each time I run, which is great news as I’m a little embarrassed by my speed.

When I go to work and say I’ve been running, I always feel proud. But when they ask how long it took me, I’m like OH LOOK A CAT.  Doom.

As I mentioned in last weeks running update, I’m going to work on my speed before I start doing longer runs, then start doing some 5 milers. Here’s a summery of my tiny runs:

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I bought myself a Garmin watch, too. It’s nothing expensive and is the most basic, entry level one. All I wanted was to see my pace on the go, rather than running at what feels like a faster pace, only to discover it’s only my normal pace.

I’m finding that my second mile seems to be the slowest – which I know is because of some traffic lights I have to stop at and most of it is uphill.

After the second mile, I start to feel a lot more comfortable and confident. I’m going to work on going harder in the first and last mile by and see if I can break into the 30 min mark on this route, then start my 5 milers again.

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10 Comments

  1. November 3, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Oh well done for getting the motivation for running I always find this time of year the worst when it gets darker and colder. Hope it causes on getting better hopefully that 30 minute run isn’t our of reach!

    • Corinne
      November 4, 2014 / 3:38 pm

      Yeah, it can be harder but I prefer the coolness, it’s just the dark evenings that I’m not a fan of!

  2. November 4, 2014 / 12:11 am

    Aww well done Corinne! I would love to be able to run, but my scoliosis stops me as I start to tilt to one side after a few minutes and then I fall over 🙁

    Good luck with your future runs 🙂

    Louise x

    • Corinne
      November 4, 2014 / 3:38 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that! Is there other exercise you can do?

  3. November 4, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    “Oh look a cat” lol Well whether you run 5 minutes or 30 minutes thats a lot more than a lot of people who come up with every excuse not to exercise. Well done on get out 3 out of 4.

    http://www.itsallbee.com

    • Corinne
      November 4, 2014 / 3:39 pm

      Yeah, I do remind myself that it’s more than most, esp when some thin quick lady runs straight past me!

  4. November 4, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    Well done lovely, gosh I feel knackered just looking at those distances haha. Me and exercise don’t mix too well but good for you – I wish I had your exercise drive.

    Hugs Michelle | http://www.ladywoolf.com

    • Corinne
      November 4, 2014 / 3:40 pm

      I always thought I didn’t have a great drive either. To be honest, it’s still not fantastic and never seem to be able to run consistently!

  5. November 4, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    Welcome to the running family!
    It doesn’t matter how fast you go as long as you go! But the timing and seeing your improvements is great motivation I find!
    You are doing so good and don’t be embarrassed by your speed – I find people are mostly just impressed that you go!
    I will be keep up with your progress!
    Kelsey x

  6. sophie
    November 4, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    Well done and keep at it! I wouldn’t put your self down saying am I good enough.

    Sophie
    xx
    http://www.pocockins.co.uk

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