To lose weight and get fit
Havent posted in a while, but have gotten the urge of not wasting my life at me lunch breaks, scoffing my face with cr@p and watching tv.
I have set a goal to run 50KM by 21st July, and have been doing running for nearly 2 weeks now. Currently following Fat Loss plan
Heres my goal: 50KM Goal @Runkeeper
My activities over the last 2 weeks:
First run after scouting my central london area
Local home run 3KM loop
Done some more scouting and extended my range past Big Ben etc
Missed a run out due to family emergency, but managed to fit it in next day
Local long run - nearly done 5KM
Today's run - work 5KM loop - stopped short because of call to wife!
So my aim is to get back into it and I have the chance of a 5 miler at Orion Harriers Forest Five in August which is just down the road from me in Epping Forest.
going for a run soon, but its near 29'C in the city, so a sweat box will ensue......before, in and after!
just a steady 30mins though
tried to run all 30 mins but it was just too hot.
for some reason I find it harder to run in the city that I do around me local [within the M25] which is strange....
Runkeeper Stats: Here
I went for run at 2pm and it was rather hot even in Manchester!
sorry for the wait, but here goes.
Some very soggy, drying trainers out in airing cupboard type runs recently.
30 June - Runkeeper
2nd July - No run
4th July - Runkeeper
6th July - Runkeeper [first morning run for a looong time]
8th July - No run
10th July - Runkeeper
12th July - Runkeeper [First long run in ages 40mins]
14th July - No run [around parents house till late]
16th July - Runkeeper [45min long run - covered around 7KM]
With all the above, my recent runs are a 5KM around the 30min mark and possibly a sub 60min 10KM..???
Just surprising really, as I have only been running for the last month in ages and I think that I have a better form now than in the past.
trying to keep to schedule, but time and family commitments permit.
Have started running in the evening, since my runs are now 40mins+ long, interval and fartlek to come in the weeks ahead.
feeling a bit sore today, interval 3min fast and 3min recover X15 tomorrow.
done my interval/fartlek run yesterday - and it was hard.
I just hate those sessions and prefer a long run.
Anyway, heres me runkeeper stats .
Covered just under 5KM in 30 mins which was 5 times 3 min fast 3 mins steady [which actually was walking tbh].
Average pace on the fast sections was ~5min/km
Got a 45min steady tomorrow. will have to be after work though.
change of plans on the forest five.
going away for a long weekend to see my wife's sister, so may have to find something in September. Have seen Trees for Cities -5KM - £22 [cant rem if it is in sept/oct atm].
running since last update:
20th - 45 min steady w/5 min warm/cool down Runkeeper.
managed to do around 7.4KM in 45 mins NON STOP! yay!
So looking at that, I am close to the 60min 10KM.
22nd. No run as went swimming with the wife and kids. and managed to spend 3 hrs mowing the grass. So knackered after doing that, i decided on a non run day.
Should be doing a 50min steady tonight which would equate to an hour overall. If I do manage to do it; first aim is not to walk, and to break the 8KM - all without the sun/heat issue - hopefully!
failed to add that while mowing, I got a sunburnt neck - not as bad as my wife's though [Back, neck, shoulders and arms!]
Now kids, this is how NOT to be in the sun for hours without suncream...
didn't do me run as parents decided to turn up late and i was not going to do my run at 10pm!
anyway, an extended rest but, back on the 26th I managed to do interval training:
Stats here Runkpr
That one should of been 15 reps, but my left leg got tight and managed to only do 12. bloody hard going - wouldn't of thought how fast 30 seconds go buy when you are literally legging it and trying to get the breathing right.
and again [last week was not a great week tbh] as had another extended break/rest, but did manage to get up early yesterday and complete this
Stats here Runkpr
That one was a ~6.5M in 40mins @ 6ish min/km
Now all the work I am putting in I need to find a race/event that doesn't cost the earth for what it is [see this months RW
wow, this has been a long time coming!
How months go by.....
Round up of my running since last post.
August tbh was a bad month - yes - hands up who should have done more .
1st August - Runkpr
4th August - Runkpr [Non local hilly route as was staying round friends - thats the main reason for no running really from this to the next run]
20th August - Runkpr [Back into the swing of things]
23rd August - Runkpr [50mins @7.8KM]
26th August - Runkpr [early tempo run]
29th August - Runkpr [Another 50min steady in the dark - last one without a HiVis]
30th August - Entered into the BHF Hyde Park Jog 10KM part - YAY!
31st August - Runkpr [An mixed off road/track then back onto road for total 30mins]
4th Sept - Runkpr [First 60mins with some walking bits]
6th Sept - Runkpr [Slow 15mins]
9th Sept - Runkpr [45mins steady]
14th Sept - Runkpr [a 45min windy one - gps was off a bit]
18th Sept - Runkpr [ SRC @ Stratford 28:59 for a 5KM]
So just under 4 days to go for me first 10KM. Planning to do an easy 40-50 mins on tomorrow then rest until Sunday, then hopefully manage to get back to the SRC for another 5KM.
Gpoing by the time I set last night, I should manage to do me 10KM in under an hour.
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