It was already humid when I got up at 6 am to go out. I was already sweaty by the time I started stretching after finishing my warm up walk. That bad. But, no excuses. So off I went and I ran 4.62 km in 36 minutes. Even though I haven’t run 5 km yet, I’m happy that I seem to be almost there. :) Next week, I’ll try doing 10/3s. I love that feeling you get after a run...
8 Answers to Common 5K Questions →
Being the OC person that I am, I almost can’t stand not having information about something I suddenly have interest in. Like running. So I’ve been scouring the net for tips on what I can expect when I run my first 5K (gulp). This is one of my favorites.
When my alarm rang at 6 am, I really didn’t want to get up. But as in other days, I forced myself to and again, I didn’t regret it. I continued 7/2s and in the end I ran 4.82 km in 36 minutes. Not bad I think. I’m a bit frustrated though, because I thought that by now I’d be able to run 30 minutes without stopping. I guess that’s because I’ve fallen back 3...
This is it
It’s a little less than 5 weeks to go before my first 5K and I’m starting to think that maybe I should’ve registered for the 3K instead. I did 3.71 km in 30 minutes today. Kinda blah. I didn’t want to push myself too hard because I started feeling the dull ache in my ankles again. Will it ever go away?? So I decided to take it easy and paid more attention to my form -...
I continued alternating 6 minutes of running with 1 minute of walking, and according to mapmyrun.com, I did 4.92 km in 30 minutes. It might be less, though, because I can’t remember anymore how many times I went around the village. I also tried running on the main street, which was asphalted, and I felt the difference on my knees… not so jarring. The downside was there was a lot...
Running Rules of Thumb
I’ve been reading up on what to expect when I run my first race in 5 weeks, and I came across this funny entry on Runner’s World. Running Rules of Thumb If you see a porta potty with no line, use it. Even if you don’t need to. If you have to ask yourself, Does this driver see me? The answer is no. If you have to ask yourself, Are these shorts too short? The answer is yes. 1...
You know you’re a runner when you realize that it’s harder not to...– this blog: On Running and Happiness
I’ve decided that I can’t continue treating running as an option. I must step up and rack in those kilometers if I want to progress. So when my alarm rang this morning, I got up and went through the motions of getting ready to go out. Today was the first day of doing 6/1s, and I ran 4.5 km in 28 minutes. I felt so tired afterwards! Actually, the last few minutes were spent...
Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them....– PattiSue Plumer
Back in Manila. We arrived yesterday afternoon, and since I had allowed myself to slack off during my vacation, I had to force my body to start getting used to running 3 times a week again. Did 4/1s again today and did 4 km in 31 minutes. I think I’ll step it up on Wednesday.
I ran 4.19 km in 30 minutes today. Maybe running for 30 minutes straight without walking isn’t so impossible after all. I also realized that the human body is an amazing thing. Do something with consistency and it adapts. I’ve noticed that my endurance is better now, and I don’t feel so beat after a run. But I think my ankle may protest. I noticed it’s starting to hurt...
Why runners usually make great employees. →
idontgetrunnershigh: runnyknows: marathonsheila: Whether you’re training for a marathon, a century or the Ironman triathlon, one thing you quickly find out is that there’s no room for bullshit out there on the pavement. You either do the work or you’re screwed. Politics won’t get you to the finish line. It doesn’t matter who you know or how well you can work the system. When you’re out...
My first time to run here in Davao, and my 2 sisters came along. Well, they more like walked, and I slowed down so I could chat with them. Hence, I did only 2.43 km in 24 minutes. Really, it was more like a sightseeing jog of the village, which is nice although again there was a dog or two dogs lying on the streets. Some running is better than none, right? When we spend the night at the...
I went to sleep early last night (relatively early - around 12.30 am) so I could run early in the morning. I continued the week’s program of running 4/1s, and I did 5 of those again today and ran 3.36 km. Always, sometime during the middle part of my runs a part of me tells me it doesn’t want to go on anymore. And always, another part of me tries to fight that negative part....
Week 4.2: Yay!
I don’t know how it happened, but my ankle started feeling better yesterday, and that got me so motivated to run today. I did 5 4/1s and ran 3.37 km. So happy and proud. Everytime I felt like I couldn’t go on, I’d tell myself: Keep going, keep going. Only a few more minutes. Trudge on. I don’t listen to music when I run. I haven’t tried listening to music...