Sunday, June 21, 2009

I'll get there!

Ok so no luck today with the 10km run,

1. I pulled up sore this morning in my calves, so thought I'd wait till arvo and see how I was... but then study called and I lost motivation..... Oops, and then it got dark!

BUT...... I did manage to make it to the gym, for ab's class and a 4km run, which i did in 20mins, so not all is lost!

I've been doing alot of research on training for half marathons, and they recommend doing alot of agility training and 5km runs anyway. I'm not too worried about my aerobic fitness letting me down anyway, with all the riding I'm doing I can easily ride for 2 or 3 hours at a reasonable pace, so its just a matter of getting my running ability and legs race ready.

So I'm going to try and aim to do at least 3 runs a week. 2 shorter 5 km runs, based on the body for life running system. This is done on a treadmill. After your warm-up you run for 20mins using a tiered system, running for a minute on each speed.
ie 1min level 10
" " 11
" " 12
" " 13
and you go through this 5 times to make up the 20 mins

currently im using 10.5, 11.5, 13, and 14
but as I get better and fitter I will be able to up the pace. my aim is to be able to do 5km in 22mins. But again, lets see how we go!

and then try and fit in one long run a week!
If i keep my weights days to Mon, Wed and Fri, then my legs will be rested enough for long runs on Sundays!

On friday I am off to NZ for a week of sight seeing and Snowboarding, so I might even see if I can get a run or two in while I'm over there, because I've checked and NZ is yet to get a fitness first, so i won't be going to the gym!

So total km's so far....... 16.2km (lets see if I can get this up a bit more soon)


  1. Good luck on your half marathon challenge! You will do well - you have the right attitude and start.

    If you feel like you need some virtual support, feel free to join the "Half Marathon, Full Challenge" group in the Lounge. There are a bunch of great runners training along with you.

    Take care,


  2. I applaud your efforts! In Sydney I walked around so much, my calves were killing me. I wish I exercised as much as you, I hate being so lethargic... :(