Two posts on the same day? Most have plenty to say today. HA!!!!
Over the past few days I have been planning my goals for the year. I may have mentioned, a friend encouraging me to run a marathon amongst them. Anyway, with her help, I now have a running schedule to train with. I am on Week 1 of the Novice programme and 18 weeks to build up. Will be updating regularly on my progress.
I have also been doing some research on races in London, both fun and serious. A few friends and I will be doing the Race for Life 5k run sometime in May (have not decided which one yet). Need to register early though because the London events book up quickly. I have also roped hubby to run the Regents' Park race with me and that's a 10k. Anything above a 5k is a problem for me so will definitely be building up my stamina for longer runs.
There a few things that I still need to get me into the marathon runner mode like comfy shoes, a heart rate monitor/pedometer and some proper, breathable running clothes. Before I get my shoes, I have to doa gait analysis to ensure I get a comfy and supportive pair of running shoes. My gym is affliated to a running store in the Docklands so will head there next weekend.
This is the heart rate monitor I want. For the life of me I do not understand why they are so expensive but I will put it on my wish list.
Last night I did just over 5k in 40 mins. I know I could do it faster but took a few 1 min walking breaks in between and that also includes a 5 min warm up session at the beginning so you could say I actually did it in 35 mins. If I'm meant to do longer distances I definitely need to find a pace that I am comfortable with.
Right, so I'm off for my run.