Building up to 42.195 km

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Building up to 42.195 km

Tracking progress towards running my first marathon... one step at a time!

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Re-starting after holiday break

Last week my fast run didn't go so well, as I was very tired. I could only run 4 km, with a rest in between. Then I left for holidays, leaving training behind. It was a needed rest after my long run of 10 km, which took a toll on my knee.   Yesterday I ...

Building up endurance

On Tuesday I have done my scheduled 60 min on the cross trainer at the gym. My heart beat was not as high as it should have been, and around 150 bpm. However, I didn't want to push it as my knee was still recovering from the 10 km on Sunday. After all, ...

Long run - 10 km

Today I run my weekly long run. The longest distance so far: 10 km in Camden and Regent's Park. I have done it in 1:05:08, which means an average pace of 6:31 min/km. My boyfriend helped setting a decent pace by running the first 3 km with me, but I am ...

5 km on treadmill

Today I have smashed my speed record on the treadmill: I have run 5 km in 29 min, that is, with a pace of 5:45 min/km. A new record in both length and speed!

Go!

I started showing my training plan to friends, and they were a bit doubtful that I would stick to it. But the more I thought about it, the more it became real, and eventually I started training. And got my first £50 on the fundraising page!   At this po...

Get set....

Immediately after the initial high of signing up to the half marathon, there was a ‘what have I done to myself’ moment, when the idea that I would now have to start training caught up with me. I immediately started to doubt that I could ever make it to ...

On your marks...

I have started training for my first ever half marathon at the beginning of May, having signed up to run the Royal Parks half marathon on October 11, 2015.   I have never run distances longer than a few kilometres before, and certainly I have never run ...