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Janathon 2.20

It’s only Tuesday! I thought it was at least Wednesday… I wish I owned a gym… I think I would live a much healthier life style around the clock. Too bad I don’t have the capital for that.

Anywho, I just finished my run as per my conditioning plan, checked off Janathon, logged my KMs and contributed to #RunderfulRunners in the Earthathon Relay. I’m beginning to think my blogs are repetitive… Here’s something new, I’m blogging from my bathroom floor since I just ran and feel like vomiting. So where’s the safest place to cool down? In front of the loo hoping that I don’t actually throw up but I’m in a safe place in case I do… It wasn’t even a hard run since my time/pace was pretty slow compared to my own average. I gave myself well over an hour to digest dinner. It was a tough run though, a lot of walking and I don’t think I got my breathing right at all tonight.

January 20, 2015: 5 km run

Maybe this applies to running too:
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Here’s to hoping I can get some more rest tonight.

rundmach

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Janathon 2.18

Happy Funday!!! Sunday, Runday, Funday!

Today I got to do a Build Up run according to my Half-Marathon Plan. What is a Build Up? I start our at the lower set pace then gradually increase to a faster pace, maintain, and continue this until I reach the faster guideline pace. Well, I wasn’t going to share any of my time stats since I’ve finally come to the acceptance of who cares how fast or slow I run? (Other than myself of course). Just to put it in perspective, I’m a slow runner and my goal was to just finish. Based on my last race time and whatever other math MyAisics is converting, my estimated finish time for the half-marathon will be 2:42. That’s good news, My first goal is to finish, second is to finish under 3 hours, and well it’d be splendid if I managed under 2:30 but really, if I finish, I know that will be enough! Any-who, today’s guideline pace was to run a build up of 9:31 up to 8:06 min/km. Yes, that is ridiculously slow as some people walk 8’s…. Well, it’s not very slow when it’s on a treadmill but outside is another story! When I do these paces on the treadmill I’m exhausted and I’m actually running! Jan 18 RunToday’s outside run, I just started at a comfortable pace, gradually increased, maintained, and then increased again. I continued to do this for a few intervals (running 10 minutes on and 1 minute walk). To put it into perspective, my total average pace on my Nike+ Running account is 7’52″/km. The run today should have been within 8 minutes. I slaughtered that!! I averaged 7’16″/km!! I am soooo stoked on that! I know, it’s still slow relative to what women my age are supposed to be running, but really, it’s faster than I’ve been running lately and I didn’t feel completely beat! I was smiling on my run and having a blast! Other than some soaking toes while stomping through puddles, I had a wonderful run!!! See image attached for my intervals recorded from Nike+. You’ll see my second interval is slower, this is acceptable due to the uphill in the course. Can you believe it though? My last 3 intervals were below 7 minutes per km! Honestly, I really want to break a 34 minute 5k and I really hope this is the year! I know 7 isn’t going to cut it but it is getting me closer to that target!!!!

So, today’s Janathon was a huge success. Day 18 of my run streak continues. Contributed to my team #RunderfulRunners with 7 kms logged in the Earthathon Relay.

January 18, 2015: 7 km run 

I am really going to have to figure out how to run in the dark again and feel safe… I love winter but I don’t like how dark it gets before I even get home from work (and it’s dark early in the morning too). I really do love outdoor running compared to the dreadmill. I have been so happy all day. I smiled most of my run, was comfortably challenged, and just felt even better when I saw the stats! A good run can seriously change how you feel and although I’m still a little angry, not very much so today. Happy and accepting, life is still good. I hope you had a great weekend of running yourself!

run and laugh

I’ve ran out of funny running comics so here’s a good grammar one for the road:
Sneak Peek vs Sneak Peak
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Happy Running!

rundmach

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Janathon 2.14

January 14, 2015: 7 km run and some boxing

Janathon is probably the only thing keeping me sane right now. Logging in 7 KMs for the day so I am not steering astray from my training is the only thing I can force myself to do to sort of clear my head. It’s not cleared too much when I am stuck on a treadmill and the Internet doesn’t work. Well, here’s to the day being over and some KMs logged towards the earthathon relay for my team #runderfulrunners.

I did a bit of boxing tonight as well just a little bit to let out the aggression. It’s nice having a punching bag but it’s still not enough… Hopefully it warms up a bit and I can go back to the outdoors to run and really clear my head.

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rundmach

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Janathon 2.11

Happy Funday Runday!!!

Janathon Day 11 had been a huge success!!! I was recruited and signed up for the #earthathon relay to be part of #runderfulrunners !! Our team is currently in 4th place out of 10! The goal is to get to 25,000 miles first as a team. I’m super excited to be part of this and if you have Twitter, join our team!! Or follow me @rundmach! Today I went out and logged my first run for the relay, crossed off my run for my half marathon plan, and can check off Day 11 completed for Janathon.

January 11, 2015: 7km Run

Since it’s Sunday, I got to run outside in daylight (also because the extreme cold weather is now gone). Runrchatts is also training so we started our run together and he took off, check out his blog and show him some love! Wowie!! What a fantastic run I had! Long slow run at 10 minutes on and 1 minute walking, I finished in a great time according to what my plan wanted me to do on a treadmill. Thank goodness I did not have to do the run on a treadmill today because the sun was shining and paths were relatively safe to run on. I really enjoyed the run, despite forgetting to take my inhaler before the run and gasping for air at the beginning. I absolutely love running outdoors (yes, even in the winter). The dreadmill gets the job done and I just watch a movie or listen to music. The outdoors is an experience and I am left to the beauty of the world, my thoughts, and soaking in the run. Guess I might be having a little bit of the runner’s high right now.

I hope you’re having a great wrap up to your weekend!

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Happy Running!

rundmach

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