It certainly has been a long time since I last posted. Unfortunately running went by the wayside.
Current position: I have not lost any weight and in fact have put 2lbs on. I need to get this sorted.
I have been running for the last three mornings round the park after dropping my wife at work. The short circuit is about 1.45 miles. My average pace has been just over 10 minutes per mile on two days and nearly 10:40 today.
The pace may sound ok until I mention what I have been doing. I have had to stop about 8 times on the run and paused the tracking. I think I am not myself any favours by stopping for about 30 seconds to one minute and starting again.
From tomorrow I will keep the tracking going and will not stop but walk and then start running again. I got to just over 3 minutes today before my first stop. How embarrasing.
For some reason it seems a lot harder than running on a treadmill. I seemed to be able to run for longer without stopping.
At least there are some people running around the park. My current weight is about 14 stones 4lb and the top of the BMI range is 12 stone. I have a long, long way to go.
Race news: I am thinking about applying for a charity place with British Heart Foundation for the Great North Run. I did not apply rthrough the normal ballot. The issue is I do not know if I can get this amount of sponsorship as you have to guarantee £395. I presume if you don't get that much sponsor money you have to make up the difference.
I am using RunKeeper which I am finding very good. The only issue is the time it takes to find the GPS signal. It took about 5 minutes today. It's so frustating when you are in the park with nothing but sky above you.
I have created a spreadsheet so I can keep details of my runs and any issues with aches, etc.
Summary of runs this week when the tracking was stopped when I did:
Tuesday 1.39 miles Time 13:57
Wednesday 1.39 miles Time 13:59
Thursday 1.45 miles Time 15:24
As you can see my time was slower today although I did the course anti-clockwise and I think it is more uphill this way.
It's the start of getting back into running and I would like to either run 4 or 5 days per week.
Sorry for the long post.
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