In January 2013 I started the c25k for the first time,
My distance was 1.81 miles, which is about 2.9km which is not too shabby for a first go ever, but then you have to bear in mind that it was mostly walking, something like 1 min run and 1.5 min walk with 5 mins on each end warm up and cool down. I was really proud of myself for going and doing it, especially as I did it in my work lunch break! On a map it looked like this:
The reason I have left it on such a big map will become clear shortly!
I started the c25k again when I started this project and recently have been working on the 10km training program of the same nature.
I have been gradually improving and running more and more, and on Tuesday, this happened…
I made it all the way around the big loop!
The loop a friend of min was running while I was starting with that little blue route.
The route that I looked at on a map and said “that is craziness, I’ll never get that far in a lunch break! Maybe not even ever!”
But on Tuesday lunchtime this week, I made it 😀 and not only did I make it, but I enjoyed it! It felt like hard work in places, but when I looked at my stats it turned out that this is because I was going faster than I have for the past two runs 😀 and here is the app record to prove it 😀
I said after my last run that I am beginning to feel like a runner, and I am!
I am beginning to feel that this 10k is not completely out of reach…although I don’t believe it will be easy!
I Had to take a look back at where I started to realise how far I have come!
Woohoo 😀 Day 271 Complete 😀