Year in Photos (17 Jan 2010)

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All the snow and ice has played havock with my running schedule.

Not that I really had a schedule!

I’m in “training” for the Lincoln 10k, which takes place on Sunday 21st March – just 10 weeks away. Before today I last ran on 1st January, and since then apart from walking into town my exercise consisted of one 1-hour badminton session.

I’ve done it for the last three years and so far my times have been:

  • March 2007, 1 hour 12 minutes
  • March 2008, 1 hour 7 minutes
  • March 2009, 1 hour 3 minutes

So this year I am really going for the sub-1 hour mark – should be possible in theory as it’s only 30 seconds per mile, but considering I only normally do any running for the three months before the 10k my fitness does go right down each year.

Today I made a proper start by going out for a 3.5 mile run, which I did in 38 minutes. No-where near the distance or speed I need to be doing, and I was totally shattered at the end, but at least I now have a starting point. I now need to make sure I run regularly (ie more than once a week!) and keep increasing my pace and distance so by the couple of weeks before the event I’m ready.

Here goes!

Sunday 17th January 2010
Sunday 17th January 2010

17/01/10: It’s 10 weeks to the Lincoln 10k and I’ve started my training.

2 Responses

  1. @lurvlylucy

    Sounds like youve got just the right motivation! Keep at it, you will be amazed how quickly you’ll get your running form back. I really need to get out there myself and start training for my 5k run and 26 mile walk!! Starting 2moro i promise!! 🙂 Do you have an ipod btw? Nike plus is great for measuring pace and distance if you havent already tried it. x

  2. Splodz

    Thanks x
    I use Run Keeper (the free version) on my iPhone to keep track of my pace and distance etc.
    I hope blogging about my running this yera will give me more motivation to get out there and actually run more!

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